English edit

Noun edit

buccula (plural bucculae)

  1. A fold of fat beneath the chin.

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From bucca (cheek) +‎ -ula (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

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

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

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

Descendants edit

References edit

  • 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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 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