EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin puteus (well).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

puteal (plural puteals)

  1. (architecture) An enclosure around a well to prevent people from falling into it.

ReferencesEdit

1849-1850, John Weale, Rudimentary Dictionary of Terms used in Architecture, Building, and Engineering

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

A nominalization of the neuter form puteāle of the adjective puteālis (well-related, pertaining to a well), with apocope of final e. Shortening of an originally long vowel before word-final /l/ is regular in words of more than one syllable. Equivalent to puteus (well) +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

puteal n (genitive puteālis); third declension

  1. a puteal (stone enclosure or curb around a well)
  2. a structure of the same form marking a sacred site

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative puteal puteālia
Genitive puteālis puteālium
Dative puteālī puteālibus
Accusative puteal puteālia
Ablative puteālī puteālibus
Vocative puteal puteālia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • puteal”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • puteal”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • puteal in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette