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Diminutive form of scamnum (stool, ridge).


scabellum n (genitive scabellī); second declension

  1. footstool
  2. kind of percussion instrument played by the foot used in the drama


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scabellum scabella
genitive scabellī scabellōrum
dative scabellō scabellīs
accusative scabellum scabella
ablative scabellō scabellīs
vocative scabellum scabella



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