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funambulus (plural funambuli)

  1. (obsolete) A funambulist; a tightrope walker.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for funambulus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Alternative forms[edit]


From fūnis (rope) +‎ ambulō (to walk).


fūnambulus n (genitive fūnambulī); second declension

  1. a rope-dancer, tightrope walker; funambulist


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fūnambulus fūnambulī
Genitive fūnambulī fūnambulōrum
Dative fūnambulō fūnambulīs
Accusative fūnambulum fūnambulōs
Ablative fūnambulō fūnambulīs
Vocative fūnambule fūnambulī


  • funambulus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • funambulus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • funambulus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • funambulus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • funambulus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin