sacculus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin sacculus. Doublet of saccule.

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Noun[edit]

sacculus (plural sacculi)

  1. (obsolete) A small bag of herbs or medicinal substances, applied to the body.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 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.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of saccus (sack, bag, purse).

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Noun[edit]

sacculus m (genitive sacculī); second declension

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

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

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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Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: shakull
  • Aromanian: sãculj
  • Catalan: sàcul
  • English: saccule, sacculus
  • French: saccule

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