situla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin situla.

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Noun[edit]

situla (plural situlae or situlas)

  1. (archaeology) A deep ceramic vase with a wide opening.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Maybe from the same Proto-Indo-European root common to Lithuanian siẽtas (sieve) and sithlad (the act of sieving)[1].

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Noun[edit]

situla f (genitive situlae); first declension

  1. a vessel used to hold water
    1. a bucket or pail, especially one used to draw water from a well
    2. (Ecclesiastical Latin) a vessel for holding holy water
    3. (Medieval Latin) a measure of capacity for liquids
  2. a voting urn (for drawing lots or holding voting tablets); loosely, a ballot box
    1. a basin, jar, urn, vel sim. on a monument
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative situla situlae
Genitive situlae situlārum
Dative situlae situlīs
Accusative situlam situlās
Ablative situlā situlīs
Vocative situla situlae
Synonyms[edit]
  • (vessel for holding water, bucket, pail): hama
  • (voting urn): sitella
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954), “situla”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in de), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 548

Etymology 2[edit]

Regularly declined forms of situlum, a neuter Mediaeval by-form of the feminine situla, above.

Noun[edit]

situla n

  1. nominative plural of situlum
  2. accusative plural of situlum
  3. vocative plural of situlum