capitulum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin capitulum

Noun[edit]

capitulum (plural capitula)

  1. (botany) A densely clustered inflorescence composed of a large number of individual florets arising from a platform-like base.
  2. (arachnology) The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, including the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome.
  3. (anatomy) A small protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone to form a ball-and-socket joint.
  4. (entomology, obsolete) The enlarged end of a proboscis.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From caput (head) + -ulum (-ling: forming diminutives)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

capitulum n (genitive capitulī); second declension

  1. A head-like object or structure.
  2. (Late Latin) A chapter, either:
    1. A prominent section or formal division of a text.
    2. Various civic and ecclesiastical councils or bodies, as cathedral chapters.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative capitulum capitula
genitive capitulī capitulōrum
dative capitulō capitulīs
accusative capitulum capitula
ablative capitulō capitulīs
vocative capitulum capitula

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (part or division of a writing): cap., c.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Late Latin: prominent part or division of a writing): caput

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • capitulum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • capitulum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “capitulum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • capitulum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • capitulum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • capitulum in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • capitulum in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • capitulum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin