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From taberna (hut, cabin) +‎ -culum (diminutive suffix); in Biblical use, translating the Septuagint word σκηνή (skēnḗ, tent).



tabernāculum n (genitive tabernāculī); second declension

  1. A tent.
  2. A tabernacle.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tabernāculum tabernācula
genitive tabernāculī tabernāculōrum
dative tabernāculō tabernāculīs
accusative tabernāculum tabernācula
ablative tabernāculō tabernāculīs
vocative tabernāculum tabernācula

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  • tabernaculum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tabernaculum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tabernaculum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tabernaculum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • tabernaculum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tabernaculum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin