pulpitum

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Etymology[edit]

Of obscure origin, but said to be an Ancient Greek borrowing.[1] According to the American Heritage Dictionary, possibly a back-formation from plural pulpita, perhaps (via Etruscan *pulputa or *pulpta), from Ancient Greek πολύποδα (polúpoda), neuter plural of πολύπους (polúpous, trodden by many feet, having many feet).

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Noun[edit]

pulpitum n (genitive pulpitī); second declension

  1. platform, scaffold, or pulpit for public presentations or lectures
  2. stage (for actors)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pulpitum pulpita
Genitive pulpitī pulpitōrum
Dative pulpitō pulpitīs
Accusative pulpitum pulpita
Ablative pulpitō pulpitīs
Vocative pulpitum pulpita

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Szemerényi, Considine, Hooker, Scripta minora: selected essays in Indo-European, Greek, and Latin, Volume 2