clipeus

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Etymology[edit]

Latin clipeus.

Noun[edit]

clipeus (plural clipei)

  1. A shield worn by soldiers of ancient Greece and Rome
  2. An ornamental disk of marble in this shape
  3. Part of the exoskeleton of an insect between the carapace and mandibles

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain[1]. It may be from Etruscan.

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Noun[edit]

clipeus m (genitive clipeī); second declension

  1. shield (round, especially of bronze)
  2. disk of the sun
  3. vault of the sky

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative clipeus clipeī
genitive clipeī clipeōrum
dative clipeō clipeīs
accusative clipeum clipeōs
ablative clipeō clipeīs
vocative clipee clipeī

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “clipeus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 1, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 235