vestibulum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin vestibulum (vestibule).

Noun[edit]

vestibulum (plural vestibula)

  1. (zoology) A cavity into which, in certain bryozoans, the esophagus and anus open.
  2. (anatomy) The vestibule of the ear.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vesti(ō) (to dress) +‎ -bulum (equivalent to English vest + -ible), probably from the sense of "a place to dress."

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vestibulum n (genitive vestibulī); second declension

  1. vestibule, forecourt, an enclosed area at the front of a house.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vestibulum vestibula
genitive vestibulī vestibulōrum
dative vestibulō vestibulīs
accusative vestibulum vestibula
ablative vestibulō vestibulīs
vocative vestibulum vestibula

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References[edit]

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