tintinnabulum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tintinnābulum (a small monastic bell).

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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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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.

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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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