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Capsa

Capsa

See also: capsa

Latin

Proper noun

Capsa

  1. An Ancient town in North Africa, succeeded by the southern Tunisian oasis city Gafsa
    Capsa is the eponymous primary findings site of the Paleolithic Capsian culture
    Augustus stationed legionaires in Capsa
  2. The Latin name of a Roman Catholic titular see
    After 20 years as bishop of Viana, the capucin Adalberto Paulo da Silva became auxiliary bishop of Fortaleza (also in Brazil, until 2004) and titular bishop of Capsa (which he remained)

Derived terms

  • Capsitanus (adjective)

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capsa

See also: Capsa

Catalan

Noun

capsa f (plural capses)

  1. box

Usage notes

There is a semantical difference in the usage of caixa and capsa according to their size. Boxes larger than a shoebox are usually called caixa, while boxes smaller than a shoebox (e.g. for matches, confectioneries, pills) are capsa.

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Latin

Etymology

From capiō (capture, seize, take).

Pronunciation

Noun

capsa f (genitive capsae); first declension

  1. A box, repository; especially a cylindrical container for books; bookcase.

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative capsa capsae
genitive capsae capsārum
dative capsae capsīs
accusative capsam capsās
ablative capsā capsīs
vocative capsa capsae

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