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From Proto-Indo-European *skap-. Cognate with Latin Scipiō, scāpus, cippus, Ancient Greek σκήπτω (skḗptō).


scamnum n (genitive scamnī); second declension

  1. stool, step, bench
  2. ridge (of earth formed by ploughing)
  3. breadth of a field


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scamnum scamna
genitive scamnī scamnōrum
dative scamnō scamnīs
accusative scamnum scamna
ablative scamnō scamnīs
vocative scamnum scamna

Derived terms[edit]



  • scamnum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scamnum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “scamnum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • scamnum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • scamnum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • scamnum in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press