loculus

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English[edit]

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative loculus loculī
genitive loculī loculōrum
dative loculō loculīs
accusative loculum loculōs
ablative loculō loculīs
vocative locule loculī

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References[edit]

  • loculus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.