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From ferō (I bear) +‎ -culum (tool). Confer with its Ancient Greek inherited ferētrum.



ferculum n (genitive ferculī); second declension

  1. that on which any thing is carried or borne
  2. a frame, a barrow, litter, bier for carrying the spoils, the images of the gods, etc., in public processions
  3. a dish on which food is served; and hence a dish or mess of food, a course


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ferculum fercula
genitive ferculī ferculōrum
dative ferculō ferculīs
accusative ferculum fercula
ablative ferculō ferculīs
vocative ferculum fercula


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