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.
    • 4th-century CE, Jerome of Stridon (St. Jerome), Vulgate, 25:18
      Iaculum et gladius et sagittā acūtā homō quī loquitur contrā proximum suum testimōnium falsum
      A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour, is like a dart and a sword and a sharp arrow.
      (trans.: Douay-Rheims Bible)
  1. A casting net, the weapon of a retiarius

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • iaculum”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers