sacena

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Traditionally linked to Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut), whence also Latin secō (I cut) and saxum (stone),[1] but the root vowel /a/ and the suffix remain unexplained.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sacēna f (genitive sacēnae); first declension

  1. A kind of axe used in sacrifices

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sacēna sacēnae
Genitive sacēnae sacēnārum
Dative sacēnae sacēnīs
Accusative sacēnam sacēnās
Ablative sacēnā sacēnīs
Vocative sacēna sacēnae

References[edit]

  • sacena in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “sacena”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 459