EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cubīle (bed).

NounEdit

cubile (plural cubiles)

  1. (obsolete, architecture) The lowest course of stones in a building.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cubile in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cubō (to lie down) +‎ -īle.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cubīle n (genitive cubīlis); third declension

  1. bed
  2. couch
  3. place of rest

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cubīle cubīlia
Genitive cubīlis cubīlium
Dative cubīlī cubīlibus
Accusative cubīle cubīlia
Ablative cubīlī cubīlibus
Vocative cubīle cubīlia

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: covile
  • Portuguese: covil
  • Spanish: cubil, cobija

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