bercaria

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally berbēx +‎ -āria.

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Noun[edit]

bercāria f (genitive bercāriae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) a sheepcote; a small building for sheltering sheep.
  2. a tannery

Usage notes[edit]

  • R. E. Latham's Revised Medieval Latin Word-List translates bercāria as sheepfold (a pen for enclosing sheep), C. Dyer's research[1] states that this is incorrect and should be translated as sheepcote (a small building for sheltering sheep).

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bercāria bercāriae
genitive bercāriae bercāriārum
dative bercāriae bercāriīs
accusative bercāriam bercāriās
ablative bercāriā bercāriīs
vocative bercāria bercāriae

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References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “bercaria”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  1. ^ Christopher Dyer, Sheepcotes: Evidence for Medieval Sheepfarming, University of Birmingham