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Ultimately from Celtic / Celtiberian, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂k- (to hit). Confer with Ancient Greek λόγχη (lónkhē). See also plēctō.



lancea f (genitive lanceae); first declension

  1. The Roman auxiliaries' short javelin; a light spear or lance.


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lancea lanceae
genitive lanceae lanceārum
dative lanceae lanceīs
accusative lanceam lanceās
ablative lanceā lanceīs
vocative lancea lanceae

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  • lancea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lancea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lancea”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lancea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • lancea in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • lancea in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 832
  • Carr, Thomas Swinburne (1836). A manual of Roman antiquities, Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 232 note.[2]
  • Glossary of Latin Words, Bible History Online. (File retrieved 12-12-08)[3]




  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of lancear.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of lancear.