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From Proto-Italic *katinos, probably ultimately a loanword or from Proto-Indo-European *ket- (compare Serbo-Croatian kòtac (cattle-shed, weir), Old English heaðor (enclosure, jail).



catīnus m (genitive catīnī); second declension

  1. a deep vessel for serving up for cooking food; a large bowl, dish, or plate


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative catīnus catīnī
genitive catīnī catīnōrum
dative catīnō catīnīs
accusative catīnum catīnōs
ablative catīnō catīnīs
vocative catīne catīnī

Derived terms[edit]



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