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EtymologyEdit

From Latin capsa.

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NounEdit

capsa f (plural capses)

  1. box

Usage notesEdit

There is a semantical difference in the usage of caixa and capsa according to their size. Boxes larger than a shoebox are usually called caixa, while boxes smaller than a shoebox (e.g. for matches, confectioneries, pills) are capsa.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From capiō (capture, seize, take).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

capsa f (genitive capsae); first declension

  1. A box, repository; especially a cylindrical container for books; bookcase.

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative capsa capsae
Genitive capsae capsārum
Dative capsae capsīs
Accusative capsam capsās
Ablative capsā capsīs
Vocative capsa capsae

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ReferencesEdit

  • capsa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • capsa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • capsa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • capsa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • capsa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • capsa in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • capsa in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • capsa in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press