patibulum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin patibulum (crossbeam).

Noun[edit]

patibulum (plural patibulums)

  1. The crossbar of a cross used for crucifixion

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pate(ō) (I open, I fork) +‎ -bulum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

patibulum n (genitive patibulī); second declension

  1. fork-shaped yoke or gibbet (for criminals)

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative patibulum patibula
genitive patibulī patibulōrum
dative patibulō patibulīs
accusative patibulum patibula
ablative patibulō patibulīs
vocative patibulum patibula

References[edit]

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