sicera

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Ancient Greek σῑ́κερᾰ (sī́kera), itself the Septuagint rendition of Hebrew שֵׁכָר (šēḵār), used to refer to strong drinks, related to Arabic ساكيرا (drunk) and ساكار (strong drink).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sīcera n (genitive sīceratis); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) An intoxicating drink (possibly a form of cider)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sīcera sīceraa
genitive sīcerais sīceraum
dative sīceraī sīceraibus
accusative sīcera sīceraa
ablative sīcerae sīceraibus
vocative sīcera sīceraa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambers concise dictionary, p. 218