spelunca

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπῆλυγξ (spêlunx).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spēlunca f (genitive spēluncae); first declension

  1. a cave, cavern
  2. a grotto
  3. a den

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative spēlunca spēluncae
Genitive spēluncae spēluncārum
Dative spēluncae spēluncīs
Accusative spēluncam spēluncās
Ablative spēluncā spēluncīs
Vocative spēlunca spēluncae

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References[edit]

  • spelunca in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • spelunca in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • spelunca in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • spelunca in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • spelunca in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly