osculum

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Noun[edit]

osculum ‎(plural oscula)

  1. (biology) the main opening in a sponge from which water is expelled.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from ōs ‎(mouth) +‎ -culus.

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Noun[edit]

osculum n ‎(genitive sculī); second declension

  1. a kiss syn.
  2. a little mouth

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative osculum oscula
genitive osculī osculōrum
dative osculō osculīs
accusative osculum oscula
ablative osculō osculīs
vocative osculum oscula

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References[edit]

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