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Noun use of the neuter plural of adjective cavus.



cavea f (genitive caveae); first declension

  1. hollow, cavity
  2. cage, den, enclosure, stall, coop, beehive, birdcage
  3. the seats in a theatre
  4. the sockets of the eyes
  5. the roof of the mouth


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cavea caveae
Genitive caveae caveārum
Dative caveae caveīs
Accusative caveam caveās
Ablative caveā caveīs
Vocative cavea caveae




  • cavea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cavea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cavea in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cavea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • cavea in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • cavea in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cavea in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin