scrinium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, sometimes seens as ur-cognate with the Proto-Slavic container name *krina and derived from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend), /skr/ being at least a typical onset of the Indo-European language group.

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Noun[edit]

scrīnium n (genitive scrīniī or scrīnī); second declension

  1. case or chest for books or papers
  2. portfolio, briefcase
  3. desk (for writing)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scrīnium scrīnia
Genitive scrīniī
scrīnī1
scrīniōrum
Dative scrīniō scrīniīs
Accusative scrīnium scrīnia
Ablative scrīniō scrīniīs
Vocative scrīnium scrīnia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References[edit]

  • scrinium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scrinium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • scrinium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • scrinium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • scrinium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers