exedra

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐξ (ex, out of) + ἕδρα (hédra, seat).

Noun[edit]

exedra (plural exedras or exedrae)

  1. (architecture) A semicircular recess, with stone benches, used as a place for discussion.
  2. (by extension) A curved bench with a high back.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐξ (ex, out of) + ἕδρα (hédra, seat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exedra f (genitive exedrae); first declension

  1. hall (with seats) for a discussion etc

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative exedra exedrae
genitive exedrae exedrārum
dative exedrae exedrīs
accusative exedram exedrās
ablative exedrā exedrīs
vocative exedra exedrae

References[edit]

  • exedra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • exedra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “exedra”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • exedra” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • exedra in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • exedra in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • exedra in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin