castellum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

castellum (plural castella or castellums)

  1. (historical) A small Roman detached fort or fortlet used as a watch tower or signal station.

Latin[edit]

castellum

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of castrum (fort).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

castellum n (genitive castellī); second declension

  1. castle, fort

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative castellum castella
genitive castellī castellōrum
dative castellō castellīs
accusative castellum castella
ablative castellō castellīs
vocative castellum castella

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References[edit]

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