oppidum

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oppidum ‎(plural oppida)

  1. A large, defended Iron Age settlement associated with the Celtic La Tène culture.

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EtymologyEdit

From ob + pedum (from Gr. pedon; Sanskrit pada-m): on or over the plain, from Proto-Indo-European *ped-. Confer with the similar construction in Ancient Greek ἐπίπεδος ‎(epípedos, plane, superficial).

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oppidum n ‎(genitive oppidī); second declension

  1. town (esp. of towns other than Rome, which was generally called Urbs)

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative oppidum oppida
genitive oppidī oppidōrum
dative oppidō oppidīs
accusative oppidum oppida
ablative oppidō oppidīs
vocative oppidum oppida

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