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EtymologyEdit

Latin clipeus.

NounEdit

clipeus (plural clipei)

  1. A shield worn by soldiers of ancient Greece and Rome
  2. An ornamental disk of marble in this shape
  3. Part of the exoskeleton of an insect between the carapace and mandibles

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EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain[1]. It may be from Etruscan.

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NounEdit

clipeus m (genitive clipeī); second declension

  1. shield (round, especially of bronze)
  2. disk of the sun
  3. vault of the sky

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative clipeus clipeī
Genitive clipeī clipeōrum
Dative clipeō clipeīs
Accusative clipeum clipeōs
Ablative clipeō clipeīs
Vocative clipee clipeī

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “clipeus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 1, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 235