groma

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

groma (plural gromas)

  1. A Roman surveying instrument having plumb lines hanging from four arms at right angles

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

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groma f (plural grome)

  1. groma

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γνῶμα (gnôma, mark, token).

Roman groma

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

grōma f (genitive grōmae); first declension

  1. groma
  2. the centre of a military camp (marked by such an instrument)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative grōma grōmae
genitive grōmae grōmārum
dative grōmae grōmīs
accusative grōmam grōmās
ablative grōmā grōmīs
vocative grōma grōmae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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