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From the Ancient Greek πῆγμα (pêgma).


pēgma n (genitive pēgmatis); third declension

  1. A bookcase
  2. A scaffold
    • from the Epistulae morales ad Lucilium (Epistle 88) of Seneca the Younger
      His adnumeres licet machinatores, qui pegmata per se surgentia excogitant...
      To this class you may assign the stage-machinists, who invent scaffolding that goes aloft of its own accord...
  3. a fixture made of boards, for use or ornament, belonging to a house


Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pēgma pēgmata
genitive pēgmatis pēgmatum
dative pēgmatī pēgmatibus
accusative pēgma pēgmata
ablative pēgmate pēgmatibus
vocative pēgma pēgmata


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  • pegma in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
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  • pegma in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • pegma in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pegma in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin