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From Ancient Greek κύμβη (kúmbē), a vessel considered Phoenician.


cymba f (genitive cymbae); first declension

  1. skiff (especially the small boat used by Charon to ferry the dead)
  2. external ear, apical curved groove of the concha


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cymba cymbae
Genitive cymbae cymbārum
Dative cymbae cymbīs
Accusative cymbam cymbās
Ablative cymbā cymbīs
Vocative cymba cymbae

Derived terms[edit]

  • Latin: cymbium



  • 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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