cymba

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kew- (bend, curve), for the boat's curved shape.

Noun[edit]

cymba f (genitive cymbae); first declension

  1. (nautical) skiff (especially the small boat used by Charon to ferry the dead)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cymba cymbae
genitive cymbae cymbārum
dative cymbae cymbīs
accusative cymbam cymbās
ablative cymbā cymbīs
vocative cymba cymbae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • cymba in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cymba in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cymba” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cymba in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cymba in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin