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Maybe from Etruscan.[1]



mūtulus m (genitive mūtulī); second declension

  1. projecting shelf, bracket
  2. slab under corona of cornice
  3. stone or wood overhang


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mūtulus mūtulī
genitive mūtulī mūtulōrum
dative mūtulō mūtulīs
accusative mūtulum mūtulōs
ablative mūtulō mūtulīs
vocative mūtule mūtulī



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  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mutulus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • mutulus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • mutulus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mutulus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “mutulus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 139