iaculum

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Etymology[edit]

From iaculus, from iaciō (I throw).

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Noun[edit]

iaculum n (genitive iaculī); second declension

  1. A dart, a javelin
    • C. Iulii Caesaris commentarii de bello Gallico. Für den Schulgebrauch erklärt von Dr. Albert Doberenz. Sechste Auflage, 1874, p. 157 (lib. V, cap. 43) and p. 160 (lib. V, cap. 45):
      Septimo oppugnationis die maximo coorto vento ferventes fusili ex argilla glandes fundis et fervefacta iacula in casas, quae more Gallico stramentis erant tectae, iacere coeperunt.
      Has ille in iaculo illigatas effert et Gallus inter Gallos sine ulla suspicione versatus ad Caesarem pervenit.
  2. A casting net, the weapon of a retiarius

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative iaculum iacula
Genitive iaculī iaculōrum
Dative iaculō iaculīs
Accusative iaculum iacula
Ablative iaculō iaculīs
Vocative iaculum iacula

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References[edit]

  • iaculum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • iaculum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • iaculum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers