cavea

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cavea. Doublet of gaggia and gabbia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.ve.a/
  • Rhymes: -avea
  • Hyphenation: cà‧ve‧a

Noun[edit]

cavea f (plural cavee)

  1. the seats in ancient theatres and amphitheatres

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References[edit]

  • cavea in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cavus (similar to alveus from alvus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cavea f (genitive caveae); first declension

  1. hollow, cavity
  2. cage, den, enclosure, stall, coop, beehive, birdcage
  3. the seats in a theatre
  4. the sockets of the eyes
  5. the roof of the mouth

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cavea caveae
Genitive caveae caveārum
Dative caveae caveīs
Accusative caveam caveās
Ablative caveā caveīs
Vocative cavea caveae

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References[edit]

  • cavea”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cavea”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cavea in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cavea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • cavea”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • cavea”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cavea”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin