fretum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fretum (strait, channel)

Noun[edit]

fretum (plural freta)

  1. strait; channel.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁- (to brew, boil). Ultimately also related to ferveō, fretāle and dēfrutum[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fretum n (genitive fretī); second declension

  1. strait, sound, estuary, channel.
    • Marcus Tullius Cicero, Against Vatinius Ch. 5
      venerisne ad fretum per Mauretaniam?
      did you come to the strait via Mauritania?
  2. the seas.
  3. turmoil

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fretum freta
genitive fretī fretōrum
dative fretō fretīs
accusative fretum freta
ablative fretō fretīs
vocative fretum freta

References[edit]

  • fretum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fretum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fretum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fretum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “bh(e)rēi-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 132-133