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epistula f (genitive epistulae); first declension

  1. Alternative form of epistola


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative epistula epistulae
Genitive epistulae epistulārum
Dative epistulae epistulīs
Accusative epistulam epistulās
Ablative epistulā epistulīs
Vocative epistula epistulae


  • epistula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • epistula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • epistula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • epistula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to write a letter to some one: epistulam (litteras) dare, scribere, mittere ad aliquem
    • a letter to Atticus: epistula ad Atticum data, scripta, missa or quae ad A. scripta est
    • to charge some one with a letter for some one else: epistulam dare alicui ad aliquem
    • to deliver a letter to some one (used of the messenger): epistulam reddere alicui (Att. 5. 21. 4)
    • correspondence: epistularum commercium
    • to seal, fasten a letter: epistulam signare, obsignare
    • to open a letter: epistulam solvere, aperire, resignare (of Romans also linum incīdere)
    • to intercept a letter: epistulam intercipere (Att. 1. 13. 2)
    • to take forcible possession of a letter: epistulam deprehendere