cribrum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *krey- (to seive) + *-dʰrom (instrumental suffix), whence cernō (to sift, separate) +‎ -brum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

crībrum n (genitive crībrī); second declension

  1. sieve
  2. riddle

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative crībrum crībra
genitive crībrī crībrōrum
dative crībrō crībrīs
accusative crībrum crībra
ablative crībrō crībrīs
vocative crībrum crībra

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References[edit]

  • cribrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cribrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cribrum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cribrum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers