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Diminutive form of bucca +‎ -ula.


buccula f (genitive bucculae); first declension

  1. little cheek or mouth
    pressa Cupidinis buccula.
  2. (military) the beaver, part of a helmet which covers the mouth and cheeks
    bucculas tergere.
  3. (military) two cheeks, one on each side of the channel in which the arrow of the catapulta was placed


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative buccula bucculae
genitive bucculae bucculārum
dative bucculae bucculīs
accusative bucculam bucculās
ablative bucculā bucculīs
vocative buccula bucculae



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