cubiculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubiculum (bedroom), from cubō (lie down)

Noun[edit]

cubiculum (plural cubiculums or cubicula)

  1. A small room, especially a bedroom, typically those small rooms found on the upper floor of a Roman house.
  2. A small room carved out of the wall of a catacomb, used as mortuary chapels, and in Roman times, for Christian worship.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cubō (lie down) +‎ -culum.

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Noun[edit]

cubiculum n (genitive cubiculī); second declension

  1. A small bedroom; bedchamber.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cubiculum cubicula
genitive cubiculī cubiculōrum
dative cubiculō cubiculīs
accusative cubiculum cubicula
ablative cubiculō cubiculīs
vocative cubiculum cubicula

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References[edit]

  • cubiculum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cubiculum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cubiculum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cubiculum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cubiculum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cubiculum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin