murus

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin murus.

NounEdit

murus ‎(plural muri)

  1. wall
  2. (palynology) A pattern-forming ridge on the surface of a pollen grain.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Latin *moerus, *moiros, from Proto-Indo-European *mey- ‎(to fix, to build fortifications or fences), see also Latin mūnīre ‎(to protect), Old Norse -mæri ‎(border-land, boundary), Old English mære ‎(landmark, border, boundary)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mūrus m ‎(genitive mūrī); second declension

  1. a wall

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mūrus mūrī
genitive mūrī mūrōrum
dative mūrō mūrīs
accusative mūrum mūrōs
ablative mūrō mūrīs
vocative mūre mūrī

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ReferencesEdit

  • murus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • murus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to throw oneself from the ramparts: se deicere de muro
    • to scale the walls by means of ladders: positis scalis muros ascendere
    • the battering-ram strikes the wall: aries murum attingit, percutit
    • to drive the defenders from the walls: murum nudare defensoribus
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