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claustellum

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EtymologyEdit

From claustrum (bar, gate) +‎ -ellum.

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NounEdit

claustellum n (genitive claustellī); second declension

  1. keyhole
    • c. 27 CE – 66 CE, Petronius, Satyricon 140
      Itaque ego quoque, ne desidia consuetudinem perderem, dum frater sororis suae automata per clostellum miratur, accessi temptaturus an pateretur iniuriam.
      Therefore, fearing through inaction I might lose an opportunity, I also made advances to the brother who was enjoying the gymnastics of his sister through the keyhole, to see if he would prove amenable to assault.

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative claustellum claustella
genitive claustellī claustellōrum
dative claustellō claustellīs
accusative claustellum claustella
ablative claustellō claustellīs
vocative claustellum claustella

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