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Borrowed from Latin saccus (sack, bag), from Ancient Greek σάκκος (sákkos, bag of coarse cloth), from Semitic.


saccus (plural sacci)

  1. (botany) A bladder or wing-like structure found on the pollen grains of many species of conifer. The shape or number of the sacci on a pollen grain can help identify the species it came from.

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From Ancient Greek σάκκος (sákkos, sack, bag; sackcloth), from Semitic.



saccus m (genitive saccī); second declension

  1. sack, bag
  2. purse, wallet.
  3. garment of sackcloth or haircloth.


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative saccus saccī
Genitive saccī saccōrum
Dative saccō saccīs
Accusative saccum saccōs
Ablative saccō saccīs
Vocative sacce saccī


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  • Eastern Romance
    • Aromanian: sac
    • Romanian: sac
  • Italo-Dalmatian
  • Old Occitan: [Term?]
  • Old French: sac
    • French: sac
      • Haitian Creole: sak
      • English: sac
      • Persian: ساک(sâk)
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Sardinian: sacu
  • West Iberian
    • Old Leonese: [Term?]
    • Old Portuguese: saco
    • Old Spanish: saco
      • Spanish: saco
        • Southeastern Tepehuan: saaku
  • Albanian: sak
  • Basque: zaku
  • Cornish: sagh
  • Germanic: *sakkuz (see there for further descendants)
  • Irish: sac
  • Welsh: sach


  • saccus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • saccus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • saccus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • saccus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • saccus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • saccus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • saccus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin