oscillum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a diminutive of ōs (mouth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ōscillum n (genitive ōscillī); second declension

  1. a little cavity in the middle of leguminous fruits, where the germ sprouts forth
  2. a little mask of Bacchus, hung from trees, so as to be easily moved by the wind
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ōscillum ōscilla
Genitive ōscillī ōscillōrum
Dative ōscillō ōscillīs
Accusative ōscillum ōscilla
Ablative ōscillō ōscillīs
Vocative ōscillum ōscilla
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

obs- +‎ cillō (to move)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ōscillum n (genitive ōscillī); second declension

  1. swing
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ōscillum ōscilla
Genitive ōscillī ōscillōrum
Dative ōscillō ōscillīs
Accusative ōscillum ōscilla
Ablative ōscillō ōscillīs
Vocative ōscillum ōscilla
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