canistrum

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάναστρον (kánastron, basket of reeds). Equivalent to canna (reed) +‎ -trum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

canistrum n (genitive canistrī); second declension

  1. wicker basket (used in sacrifices)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative canistrum canistra
genitive canistrī canistrōrum
dative canistrō canistrīs
accusative canistrum canistra
ablative canistrō canistrīs
vocative canistrum canistra

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • canistrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • canistrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “canistrum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • canistrum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • canistrum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • canistrum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin