buccula (plural bucculas)

  1. A fold of fat beneath a chin



From bucca +‎ -ula.


buccula f (genitive bucculae); first declension

  1. little cheek or mouth
    pressa Cupidinis buccula.
  2. (military) the beaver, part of a helmet which covers the mouth and cheeks
    bucculas tergere.
  3. (military) two cheeks, one on each side of the channel in which the arrow of the catapulta was placed


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative buccula bucculae
Genitive bucculae bucculārum
Dative bucculae bucculīs
Accusative bucculam bucculās
Ablative bucculā bucculīs
Vocative buccula bucculae


  • English: buckle
  • French: boucle


  • buccula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • buccula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • buccula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • buccula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • buccula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin