lorica

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, literally "a corselet of thongs", from lorum (thong).

Noun[edit]

lorica (plural loricae)

  1. (historical) A cuirass, originally of leather, afterward of plates of metal or horn sewed on linen or the like.
  2. (chemistry, obsolete) Lute for protecting vessels from the fire.
  3. (zoology) The protective case or shell of a Loricifera, infusorian or rotifer.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 lorica in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Dubious, but traditionally taken to derive from lōrum (a leathern strap or thong).

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Noun[edit]

lōrīca f (genitive lōrīcae); first declension

  1. A coat of mail
  2. breastplate
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lōrīca lōrīcae
genitive lōrīcae lōrīcārum
dative lōrīcae lōrīcīs
accusative lōrīcam lōrīcās
ablative lōrīcā lōrīcīs
vocative lōrīca lōrīcae
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Etymology 2[edit]

A regularly conjugated form of lōrīcō.

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Verb[edit]

lōrīcā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of lōrīcō

References[edit]

  • lorica in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lorica in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lorica”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lorica” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • lorica in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lorica in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin