castra

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

castra

  1. plural of castrum

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

castra

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of castrar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of castrar

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

castra

  1. third-person singular past historic of castrer

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

castra

  1. third-person singular present indicative of castrare
  2. second-person singular imperative of castrare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From castrum (fort, castle)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

castra n pl (genitive castrōrum); second declension

  1. an encampment, camp
  2. (by extension) military service
  3. a philosophical sect

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used in the names of places.

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Plural
nominative castra
genitive castrōrum
dative castrīs
accusative castra
ablative castrīs
vocative castra

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References[edit]

  • castra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • castra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “castra”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • castra” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to begin the march, break up the camp: castra movere
    • a permanent camp: castra stativa (Sall. Iug. 44)
    • winter-quarters, summer-quarters: castra hiberna, aestiva
    • to encamp: castra ponere, locare
    • to mark out a camp: castra metari (B. C. 3. 13)
    • to make a fortified, entrenched camp: castra munire
    • to fortify the camp with a rampart: castra munire vallo (aggere)
    • to strengthen the camp by outposts: castra praesidiis firmare
    • to make a camp in common: castra coniungere, iungere (B. C. 1. 63)
    • to leave the camp undefended: castra nudare (B. G. 7. 70)
  • castra in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • castra in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • castra in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

castra

  1. third-person singular present indicative of castrar
  2. second-person singular imperative of castrar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French castrer, Latin castrō.

Verb[edit]

a castra (third-person singular present castrează, past participle castrat1st conj.

  1. to castrate

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

castra

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of castrar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of castrar.