buccula

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of bucca +‎ -ula.

Noun[edit]

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

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • buccula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • buccula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “buccula”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • buccula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • buccula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin