capsa

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From Latin capsa.

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capsa f (plural capses)

  1. box

Usage notes[edit]

There is a semantical difference in the usage of caixa and capsa according to their size. Boxes larger than a shoebox are usually called caixa, while boxes smaller than a shoebox (e.g. for matches, confectioneries, pills) are capsa.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From capiō (capture, seize, take).

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Noun[edit]

capsa f (genitive capsae); first declension

  1. A box, repository; especially a cylindrical container for books; bookcase.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative capsa capsae
genitive capsae capsārum
dative capsae capsīs
accusative capsam capsās
ablative capsā capsīs
vocative capsa capsae

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References[edit]

  • capsa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • capsa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “capsa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • capsa” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • capsa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • capsa in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • capsa in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • capsa in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press