LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Parthian, equalling Persian ظانگا‎, Ancient Greek τζάγγας, τζάγγια (tzángas, tzángia).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zancha f (genitive zanchae); first declension

  1. a kind of soft Parthian shoe
    • post 259, Trebellius Pollio, Historia Augusta Vita Divi Claudii.17:
      epistola Gallieni […] «[…] Misi autem ad eum pateras gemmatas trilibres duas, scyphos aureos gemmatos trilibres duos, discum corymbiatum argenteum librarum viginti, lancem argenteam pampinatam librarum triginta, paternam argenteam hederaciam librarum viginti et trium, boletar alieuticum argenteum librarum viginti, urceos duos auro inclusos, argenteos librarum sex et in vasis minoribus argenti libras viginti quinque, calices Aegyptios operisque diversi decem, 6 clamydes veri luminis limbatas duas, veste diversas sedecim, albam subsericam, paragaudem triuncem unam, zancas de nostris Parthicas paria tria, singiliones Dalmatenses decem, clamydem Dardanicam mantuelem unam, paenulam Illyricianam unam, bardocucullum unum, cucutia villosa duo, 7 oraria Sarabdena quattuor, aureos Valerianos centum quinquaginta, trientes Saloninianos trecentos.»

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative zancha zanchae
Genitive zanchae zanchārum
Dative zanchae zanchīs
Accusative zancham zanchās
Ablative zanchā zanchīs
Vocative zancha zanchae

DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: zanca, chanca
  • Italian: zanca
  • Spanish: chancla, chanca
  • Spanish: zanca

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