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pergula (plural pergulas or pergulae)

  1. Alternative form of pergola




The origin is uncertain. Has been compared to Lithuanian pérgas (canoe), Old Church Slavonic прагъ (pragŭ, doorpost), Old Norse forkr (bar, stick), but the meanings are too divergent.



pergula f (genitive pergulae); first declension

  1. A booth, stall or shop in front of a house
  2. A hut or hovel
  3. A brothel
  4. An arbour
  5. A framework supporting a vine or plant


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pergula pergulae
genitive pergulae pergulārum
dative pergulae pergulīs
accusative pergulam pergulās
ablative pergulā pergulīs
vocative pergula pergulae



  • pergula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pergula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pergula”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pergula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • pergula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pergula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 460