ergastulum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Ancient Greek ἐργαστήριον (ergastḗrion, workshop), from ἐργαστής (ergastḗs, worker, employee), from ἐργάζομαι (ergázomai, I work, do labor).

Noun[edit]

ergastulum n (genitive ergastulī); second declension

  1. penitentiary, workhouse (or its residents)
  2. slave prison

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ergastulum ergastula
Genitive ergastulī ergastulōrum
Dative ergastulō ergastulīs
Accusative ergastulum ergastula
Ablative ergastulō ergastulīs
Vocative ergastulum ergastula

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: ergastolo
  • Portuguese: ergástulo
  • Spanish: ergástulo

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