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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin decempeda.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /deˈt͡ʃɛm.pe.da/, [d̪eˈt͡ʃɛmped̪ä]
  • Hyphenation: de‧cèm‧pe‧da

NounEdit

decempeda f (plural decempede)

  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) A unit of length equal to 10 Roman feet (2,956 m)

MeronymsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From decem (ten) + pes (foot; Roman foot). Senses influenced by the Greek equivalent ἄκαινα (ákaina), a 10-foot measure based on a standardization of the goad used to drive plough oxen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

decempeda f (genitive decempedae); first declension

  1. A ten-foot measuring rod
  2. (historical units of measure) A unit of length equal to 10 Roman feet.
  3. (historical units of measure) A unit of area equal to a square with sides of 10 Roman feet.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative decempeda decempedae
Genitive decempedae decempedārum
Dative decempedae decempedīs
Accusative decempedam decempedās
Ablative decempedā decempedīs
Vocative decempeda decempedae

SynonymsEdit

MeronymsEdit

  • (unit of length): pes (110 decempeda)
  • (unit of area): clima (36 decempedae); actus (144 decempedae); iugerum (288 decempedae); heredium (576 decempedae); centuria (57,600 decempedae); saltus (230,400 decempedae)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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