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The origin is uncertain. Has been compared to Lithuanian pérgas (canoe), Old Church Slavonic прагъ (pragŭ, doorpost), Old Norse forkr (bar, stick), but the meanings are too divergent.


pergula f (genitive pergulae); first declension

  1. A booth, stall or shop in front of a house
  2. A hut or hovel
  3. A brothel
  4. An arbour
  5. A framework supporting a vine or plant


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pergula pergulae
genitive pergulae pergulārum
dative pergulae pergulīs
accusative pergulam pergulās
ablative pergulā pergulīs
vocative pergula pergulae



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  • pergula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pergula”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pergula” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • pergula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pergula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 460