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Probably related to combūstum, perhaps from the past participle of an unattested root *būrere (compare combūrere).



būstum n (genitive būstī); second declension

  1. A burial mound, tomb
  2. A place for burning funeral pyres.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative būstum būsta
genitive būstī būstōrum
dative būstō būstīs
accusative būstum būsta
ablative būstō būstīs
vocative būstum būsta



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  • bustum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
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