cratis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *kr̥tis from root *kert- ‎(to weave, twist together), but according to De Vaan, unlikely. If so, compare Latin crassus, Sanskrit कृत् ‎(kṛt, to spin). The connection with κύρτος ‎(kúrtos, weel) has also been dismissed by R. S. P. Beekes[1].

Noun[edit]

crātis f ‎(genitive crātis); third declension

  1. wickerwork
  2. bundle of brush
  3. fascine

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative crātis crātēs
genitive crātis crātum
dative crātī crātibus
accusative crātem crātēs
ablative crāte crātibus
vocative crātis crātēs

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 808