baculum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin baculum (stick, staff, sceptre, cudgel)

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baculum (plural baculums or bacula)

  1. A bone found in the penis of some mammals.
  2. A small rod-like structure found in spores and pollen.

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baculum n (plural [please provide], diminutive [please provide])

  1. penis bone

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bakklom, from *bak- (stick). Cognate with Ancient Greek βάκτρον (báktron), βακτηρία (baktēría), English peg. See also beccus.

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baculum n (genitive baculī); second declension

  1. walking stick, staff
  2. sceptre, rod
  3. (Ecclesiastical Latin) a support, stay
  4. stick, cudgel

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative baculum bacula
genitive baculī baculōrum
dative baculō baculīs
accusative baculum bacula
ablative baculō baculīs
vocative baculum bacula

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References[edit]

  • baculum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • baculum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • baculum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • baculum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • baculum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin