sacculus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sacculus.

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sacculus (plural sacculi)

  1. (obsolete) A small bag of herbs or medicinal substances, applied to the body.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 4, member 1, subsection v:
      Sacculi, or little bags of herbs, flowers, seeds, roots, and the like, applied to the head […].
  2. (anatomy, biology) A small sac.

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of saccus (sack, bag, purse).

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sacculus m (genitive sacculī); second declension

  1. A small bag or sack; purse, sachet.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sacculus sacculī
Genitive sacculī sacculōrum
Dative sacculō sacculīs
Accusative sacculum sacculōs
Ablative sacculō sacculīs
Vocative saccule sacculī

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