fossor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fossor (digger; gravedigger), from fodiō (dig).

Noun[edit]

fossor (plural fossors)

  1. A gravedigger in the catacombs of Ancient Rome.
  2. A type of mole cricket, Gryllotalpa fossor, known for its digging abilities.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fodiō (dig; mine, quarry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fossor m (genitive fossōris); third declension

  1. A digger, delver, ditcher.
  2. A workman in a mine; miner.
  3. A gravedigger.
  4. A common labourer; clown.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fossor fossōrēs
genitive fossōris fossōrum
dative fossōrī fossōribus
accusative fossōrem fossōrēs
ablative fossōre fossōribus
vocative fossor fossōrēs

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References[edit]

  • fossor” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.