claustellum

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Etymology[edit]

From claustrum (bar, gate) +‎ -ellum.

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Noun[edit]

claustellum n (genitive claustellī); second declension

  1. keyhole
    • c. 27 CE – 66 CE, Petronius, Satyricon 140
      Itaque ego quoque, ne desidia consuetudinem perderem, dum frater sororis suae automata per clostellum miratur, accessi temptaturus an pateretur iniuriam.
      Therefore, fearing through inaction I might lose an opportunity, I also made advances to the brother who was enjoying the gymnastics of his sister through the keyhole, to see if he would prove amenable to assault.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative claustellum claustella
genitive claustellī claustellōrum
dative claustellō claustellīs
accusative claustellum claustella
ablative claustellō claustellīs
vocative claustellum claustella

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