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Noun use of the neuter plural of adjective cavus.



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


First declension.

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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  • cavea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
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  • cavea in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
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