cubiculum

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from Latin cubiculum (bedroom), from cubō (lie down). Doublet of cubicle, another borrowing.

NounEdit

cubiculum (plural cubiculums or cubicula)

  1. A small room, especially a bedroom, typically those small rooms found on the upper floor of a Roman house.
  2. A small room carved out of the wall of a catacomb, used as mortuary chapels, and in Roman times, for Christian worship.

TranslationsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cubō (lie down) +‎ -culum.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /kuˈbi.ku.lum/, [kʊˈbɪ.kʊ.ɫ̪ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kuˈbi.ku.lum/, [kuˈbiː.ku.lum]
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NounEdit

cubiculum n (genitive cubiculī); second declension

  1. A small bedroom; bedchamber.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cubiculum cubicula
Genitive cubiculī cubiculōrum
Dative cubiculō cubiculīs
Accusative cubiculum cubicula
Ablative cubiculō cubiculīs
Vocative cubiculum cubicula

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: cubicle
  • English: cubicle
  • Galician: acubillo
  • Spanish: cubículo, cobijo

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