gabalus

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Etymology[edit]

From Gaulish gabal-, from Proto-Celtic *gabalos (fork, forked branch), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰabʰlos (fork, branch of tree), whence English gavelock (spear; lever) and German Gabel (fork).

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Noun[edit]

gabalus m (genitive gabalī); second declension

  1. a gallows, gibbet
  2. a cross (instrument of torture)
  3. a fork (instrument ot torture)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gabalus gabalī
genitive gabalī gabalōrum
dative gabalō gabalīs
accusative gabalum gabalōs
ablative gabalō gabalīs
vocative gabale gabalī

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References[edit]

  • gabalus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “gabalus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • gabalus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • gabalus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers