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

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “spelunca”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • spelunca” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • spelunca in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly