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Borrowed from Latin lacinia, the lappet or flap of a garment.


lacinia (plural laciniae)

  1. (botany) One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the petals of some flowers.
  2. (botany) A narrow, slender portion of the edge of a monophyllous calyx, or of any irregularly incised leaf.
  3. (zoology) The posterior inner process of the stipes on the maxillae of insects.

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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 lacinia”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)




From Latin lacinia.


  • IPA(key): /laˈt͡ʃi.nja/
  • Rhymes: -inja
  • Hyphenation: la‧cì‧nia


lacinia f (plural lacinie)

  1. lacinia
  2. (plural only) wattles (of a goat)
  3. (entomology) internal region of the jaw in insects with chewing mouthparts

Further reading[edit]

  • lacinia in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana




From Proto-Indo-European *leh₂k- (to tear, rend). Cognates include Latin lacer (torn, mangled), lanius (butcher) and Ancient Greek λᾰκίζω (lakízō, to tear to pieces).



lacinia f (genitive laciniae); first declension

  1. An edge or flap of a garment
  2. dewlap
  3. A small piece of something (especially land)


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lacinia laciniae
Genitive laciniae laciniārum
Dative laciniae laciniīs
Accusative laciniam laciniās
Ablative laciniā laciniīs
Vocative lacinia laciniae


  • Italian: lacinia
  • English: lacinia
  • Portuguese: lacínia


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  • lacinia”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lacinia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • lacinia”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lacinia”, in William Smith, editor (1848), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • lacinia”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • lacinia”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin