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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Ancient Greek ἐργαστήριον (ergastḗrion, workshop), from ἐργαστής (ergastḗs, worker, employee), from ἐργάζομαι (ergázomai, I work, do labor).

NounEdit

ergastulum n (genitive ergastulī); second declension

  1. penitentiary, workhouse (or its residents)
  2. slave prison

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ergastulum ergastula
genitive ergastulī ergastulōrum
dative ergastulō ergastulīs
accusative ergastulum ergastula
ablative ergastulō ergastulīs
vocative ergastulum ergastula

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