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EtymologyEdit

From Latin sacculus.

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NounEdit

sacculus (plural sacculi)

  1. (obsolete) A small bag of herbs or medicinal substances, applied to the body.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, II.4.1.v:
      Sacculi, or little bags of herbs, flowers, seeds, roots, and the like, applied to the head […].
  2. (anatomy, biology) A small sac.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of saccus (sack, bag, purse).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sacculus m (genitive sacculī); second declension

  1. A small bag or sack; purse, sachet.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sacculus sacculī
genitive sacculī sacculōrum
dative sacculō sacculīs
accusative sacculum sacculōs
ablative sacculō sacculīs
vocative saccule sacculī

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ReferencesEdit

  • sacculus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sacculus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sacculus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sacculus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • The Poetry of Gaius Valerius Catullus, WikiBooks. URL accessed on 2009-05-16.