puteal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin puteus (well).

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Noun[edit]

puteal (plural puteals)

  1. (architecture) An enclosure around a well to prevent people from falling into it.

References[edit]

1849-1850, John Weale, Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms used in Architecture, Building, and Engineering

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A nominalization of the neuter form puteāle of the adjective puteālis (well-related, pertaining to a well), with apocope of final e. Shortening of an originally long vowel before word-final /l/ is regular in words of more than one syllable. Equivalent to puteus (well) +‎ -al.

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Noun[edit]

puteal n (genitive puteālis); third declension

  1. a puteal (stone enclosure or curb around a well)
  2. a structure of the same form marking a sacred site

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative puteal puteālia
Genitive puteālis puteālium
Dative puteālī puteālibus
Accusative puteal puteālia
Ablative puteālī puteālibus
Vocative puteal puteālia

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