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cancellus

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

cancellus (plural cancelli)

  1. (architecture) A barrier, balustrade or railing, or screen, dividing the main body of a church from the chancel.
  2. (anatomy) One of the interlacing osseous plates constituting the elastic porous tissue of certain parts of the bones, especially in their articular extremities.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of cancer. Literally: "little crab".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cancellus m (genitive cancelli); second declension

  1. lattice, grate, grid
  2. bars, barrier
  3. railings

Usage notesEdit

Usually used in the plural, rarely in the singular.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cancellus cancellī
genitive cancellī cancellōrum
dative cancellō cancellīs
accusative cancellum cancellōs
ablative cancellō cancellīs
vocative cancelle cancellī

DescendantsEdit