contubernium

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Etymology[edit]

From con- (with, shared) + taberna (hut; tent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

contubernium n (genitive contuberniī); second declension

  1. (historical military) A squad of soldiers sharing a single tent, usually 6–8 men.
  2. attendance (in war)
  3. attendance, accompanying (of teachers, friends, etc.)
  4. marriage of slaves
  5. a dwelling together (referring to animals)
  6. a dwelling of different persons
  7. (in general) household, company

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative contubernium contubernia
genitive contuberniī contuberniōrum
dative contuberniō contuberniīs
accusative contubernium contubernia
ablative contuberniō contuberniīs
vocative contubernium contubernia

Meronyms[edit]

  • (unit of soldiers): centuria (10 contubernia); cohors (60 contubernia); legio (notionally 600 contubernia)

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