From Lexicon Leponticum
Jump to navigationJump to search

Attestation: BG·36.1 (acetabla VIII) (1)
Language: Latin
Word Type: noun

Grammatical Categories: nom. pl. neut.
Stem Class: o

Morphemic Analysis:
Phonemic Analysis:
Meaning: 'vinegar bowls'


Latin term for small cups or bowls (~ 0.068 l) which held (typically) vinegar or honey, besides several other functions, usually made of ceramics or glass (DNP s.v. Acetabulum). Syncope in the fourth syllable, as also attested in the Transalpine Gaulish loan acitabli (inflected as a masculine, see Adams 2003: 700 f.).

Corinna Salomon


Adams 2003 James N. Adams, Bilingualism and the Latin Language, Cambridge: 2003.
DNP Hubert Cancik, Helmuth Schneider (eds), New Pauly Online, Leiden: Brill 2002–.