cavea – Wiktionary

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cavea. Doublet of gaggia and gabbia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.ve.a/, [ˈkäːve̞ä], (in quick speech) [ˈkäːve̯ä]
  • Hyphenation: cà‧vea

Noun[edit]

cavea f (plural cavee)

  1. The seats in historic theatres and amphitheatres.

Associated phrases[edit]

References[edit]

  • cavea in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology[edit]

From cavus (just like alveus from alvus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cavea f (genitive caveae); first declension

  1. hole, cavity
  2. cage, den, enclosure, stall, coop, beehive, birdcage
  3. the seats in a theatre
  4. the sockets of the eyes
  5. the roof of the mouth

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • cavea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Brief (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cavea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cavea in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented version, 1883–1887)
  • cavea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • cavea in The Perseus Mission (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • cavea in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper’s Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cavea in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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