tintinnabulum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tintinnābulum (a small monastic bell).

Noun[edit]

tintinnabulum (plural tintinnabula)

  1. A small clinking bell, particularly (historical) a small bells used to call monks to the certain tasks.
  2. A set of bells or metal plates used as a musical instrument or as a toy.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tintinnō (to ring; to tinkle) +‎ -bulum (forming instruments).

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Noun[edit]

tintinnābulum n (genitive tintinnābulī); second declension

  1. a bell, specifically a tintinnabulum.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tintinnābulum tintinnābula
genitive tintinnābulī tintinnābulōrum
dative tintinnābulō tintinnābulīs
accusative tintinnābulum tintinnābula
ablative tintinnābulō tintinnābulīs
vocative tintinnābulum tintinnābula

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References[edit]

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