caeliscalpium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From caelum (sky) +‎ scalpō (to scratch) +‎ -ium, a calque of English skyscraper.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caeliscalpium n (genitive caeliscalpiī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) skyscraper
    • 2002, Latinitas, volume 50, page 34:
      Audivimus nuper in Britannia duo caeliscalpia dirui decretum esse, non quod deformi metallorum et vitri pondere veterem loci maiestatem turparent (notum est Britannos parum de architectura intellegere), sed quia tantae molis tutela et conservatio nimis magno civitati constabat.
      We've heard that recently in Great Britain, they decided to demolish two skyscrapers, not because they spoiled the area's former majesty with an unattractive amount of metal and glass (Britons are notoriously ignorant about architecture), but because the care and conservation of such a massive structure cost too much to the city.

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative caeliscalpium caeliscalpia
Genitive caeliscalpiī
caeliscalpī1
caeliscalpiōrum
Dative caeliscalpiō caeliscalpiīs
Accusative caeliscalpium caeliscalpia
Ablative caeliscalpiō caeliscalpiīs
Vocative caeliscalpium caeliscalpia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).