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