cubiculum

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin cubiculum (bedroom). Doublet of cubicle.

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/, [kʊˈbɪkʊɫ̪ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kuˈbi.ku.lum/, [kuˈbiːkulum]
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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

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • cubiculum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cubiculum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cubiculum 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)
  • cubiculum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • cubiculum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cubiculum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin cubiculum.

NounEdit

cubiculum n (plural cubiculumuri)

  1. cubiculum

DeclensionEdit