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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *lakw- (to ensnare), with no certain cognates in any other Indo-European languages; possibly Proto-Indo-European *lēk- (string, twig, tendril).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

laqueus m (genitive laqueī); second declension

  1. noose
  2. snare, gin, trap

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative laqueus laqueī
genitive laqueī laqueōrum
dative laqueō laqueīs
accusative laqueum laqueōs
ablative laqueō laqueīs
vocative laquee laqueī

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ReferencesEdit

  • laqueus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • laqueus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “laqueus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • laqueus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • laqueus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin