murus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mūrus.

Noun[edit]

murus (plural muri)

  1. wall
  2. (palynology) A pattern-forming ridge on the surface of a pollen grain.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin *moerus, *moiros, from Proto-Indo-European *mey- (to fix, to build fortifications or fences), see also Latin mūnīre (to protect), Old Norse -mæri (border-land, boundary), Old English mære (landmark, border, boundary)

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Noun[edit]

mūrus m (genitive mūrī); second declension

  1. a wall

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mūrus mūrī
genitive mūrī mūrōrum
dative mūrō mūrīs
accusative mūrum mūrōs
ablative mūrō mūrīs
vocative mūre mūrī

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References[edit]

  • murus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • murus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “murus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • murus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to throw oneself from the ramparts: se deicere de muro
    • to scale the walls by means of ladders: positis scalis muros ascendere
    • the battering-ram strikes the wall: aries murum attingit, percutit
    • to drive the defenders from the walls: murum nudare defensoribus
  • murus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • murus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin