latrunculus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From latrō, latrōnis (thief) +‎ -culus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

latrunculus m (genitive latrunculī); second declension

  1. highwayman, robber.
  2. a man in the Ancient Roman boardgame of ludus latrunculi, extended to pieces in other games such as chess and draughts.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative latrunculus latrunculī
Genitive latrunculī latrunculōrum
Dative latrunculō latrunculīs
Accusative latrunculum latrunculōs
Ablative latrunculō latrunculīs
Vocative latruncule latrunculī

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Latin · latrunculi, milites scaccorum (layout · text)
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