capitulum - Wiktionary
capitulum
See also: Capitulum
English
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Etymology
Borrowed from Latin capitulum. Doublet of chapiter and chapter.
Noun
capitulum (plural capitula)
  1. (botany) A densely clustered inflorescence composed of a large number of individual florets arising from a platform-like base.
  2. (arachnology) The head-like mouthpart apparatus of a tick, including the palpi, mandibles, and hypostome.
  3. (anatomy) A small protuberance on a bone which articulates into another bone to form a ball-and-socket joint.
  4. (entomology, obsolete) The enlarged end of a proboscis.
Synonyms
capitellum
Translations
densely clustered inflorescence
Latin
Alternative forms
(part or division of a writing): cap., c.
Etymology
From caput (“head”) +‎ -ulum (diminutive suffix).
Pronunciation
Noun
capitulum n (genitive capitulī); second declension (Diminutive of caput)
  1. A head-like object or structure.
  2. (Late Latin) A chapter, either:
    1. A prominent section or formaldivision of a text.
    2. Various civic and ecclesiasticalcouncils or bodies, as cathedralchapters.
Declension
Second-declension noun (neuter).
CaseSingularPlural
Nominativecapitulumcapitula
Genitivecapitulīcapitulōrum
Dativecapitulōcapitulīs
Accusativecapitulumcapitula
Ablativecapitulōcapitulīs
Vocativecapitulumcapitula
Synonyms
(Late Latin: prominent part or division of a writing): caput
Derived terms
capitellum
Descendants
Asturian: cabildu, cabidru; → capítulu
→ Catalan: capítol
→ Old English: capitol, capitul
→ English: capitulum, capitule
→ French: capitule
→ Romanian: capitul
Galician: cabido; →capítulo
→ Old High German: kapital
Middle High German: kapitel
German: Kapitel
→ Swedish: kapitel
→ Danish: kapitel
→ Norwegian Bokmål: kapitel
→ Norwegian Nynorsk: kapitel
Italian: capecchio; →capitolo
Old French: chapitre
→ Old Irish: caiptel
Portuguese: cabido; → capítulo
Spanish: cabildo
→ English: cabildo
→ Spanish: capítulo
→ Cebuano: kapitulo
→ Romanian: capitol
References
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