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baculum

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin baculum (stick, staff, sceptre, cudgel)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæk.ɪə.ləm/

NounEdit

baculum (plural bacula)

  1. A bone found in the penis of some mammals.
  2. A small rod-like structure found in spores and pollen.

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bak-. Cognate with Ancient Greek βακτηρία (baktēría).

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NounEdit

baculum n (genitive baculī); second declension

  1. walking stick, staff
  2. sceptre, rod
  3. (Ecclesiastical Latin) a support, stay
  4. stick, cudgel

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative baculum bacula
genitive baculī baculōrum
dative baculō baculīs
accusative baculum bacula
ablative baculō baculīs
vocative baculum bacula

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