spatha

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin spatha, from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, any broad blade, of wood or metal)

Noun[edit]

spatha (plural spathas or spathae)

  1. A type of straight sword originating from the 1st-century Roman Empire. It was worn typically by calvary officers and is a long version of the left shaped gladius.

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http://www.romancoins.info/MilitaryEquipment-Attack.html


Latin[edit]

spatha (straight sword)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, any broad blade, of wood or metal)

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Noun[edit]

spatha f (genitive spathae); first declension

  1. spatula, spattle
  2. spatha; a long, two-edged, straight sword, 75cm to 1m, typically carried by Roman cavalry officers
  3. batten; broad piece of wood used in weaving to compress the woof threads
  4. the spathe of a palm tree
  5. a kind of tree

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative spatha spathae
genitive spathae spathārum
dative spathae spathīs
accusative spatham spathās
ablative spathā spathīs
vocative spatha spathae

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