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a single staff rastrum
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin rastrum (rake).

NounEdit

rastrum (plural rastrums)

  1. A five-pointed writing implement used to draw parallel lines of a staff in sheet music.

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From rād(ō) (I scrape) +‎ -trum, from Proto-Indo-European *reh₁d- + *-trom. Confer with rādula and rallum.

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NounEdit

rāstrum n (genitive rāstrī); second declension

  1. (usually in the plural) rake, hoe, mattock

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative rāstrum rāstra
genitive rāstrī rāstrōrum
dative rāstrō rāstrīs
accusative rāstrum rāstra
ablative rāstrō rāstrīs
vocative rāstrum rāstra

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ReferencesEdit

  • rastrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • rastrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “rastrum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • rastrum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • rastrum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • rastrum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • rastrum in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911