loculus

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Latin loculus

Noun[edit]

loculus (plural loculi)

  1. A little place or space; a cell; a chamberlet.
  2. In ancient catacombs and tombs of some types, a small separate chamber or recess cut into the rock, for the reception of a body or urn.
  3. (zoology) One of the spaces between the septa in the Anthozoa.
  4. (botany) One of the compartments of a several-celled ovary; loculament.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of Latin locus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

loculus m (genitive loculī); second declension

  1. A small place
  2. coffin
  3. manger, stall
  4. purse, pocket

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative loculus loculī
Genitive loculī loculōrum
Dative loculō loculīs
Accusative loculum loculōs
Ablative loculō loculīs
Vocative locule loculī

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Descendants[edit]

  • French: locule
  • English: loculus, locule
  • Portuguese: lóculo

References[edit]

  • loculus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • loculus 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)
  • loculus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • loculus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • loculus”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin