urceus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin urceus

Noun[edit]

urceus (plural urcei)

  1. A ewer for holding water for washing.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From orca (tun, cask), perhaps as a resubstantivised adjective.

Noun[edit]

urceus m (genitive urceī); second declension

  1. jug, pitcher, ewer
  2. mug

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative urceus urceī
genitive urceī urceōrum
dative urceō urceīs
accusative urceum urceōs
ablative urceō urceīs
vocative urcee urceī

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References[edit]

  • urceus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • urceus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • urceus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • urceus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • urceus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin