Definition of castrum
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Orthography ID = 1002199
1.
LEM
castrum, castrī
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. a military camp, encampment (regularly a square surrounded by a trench, and a wall with four gates)
  2. [by metonymy] a day's march (since a camp was pitched each evening)
  3. military service
  4. [figuratively] a resting-place, abode (poet.)
  5. a camp, army (of contending parties or sects)
Abbreviations
castra ōrum, n a military camp, encampment (regularly a square surrounded by a trench, and a wall with four gates): stativa, permanent: hiberna, L.: navalia, an encampment to protect a landing, Cs.: nautica, N.: bina: quinis castris oppidum circumdedit, Cs.: locum castris antecapere, S.: capere locum castris, L.: castra metari, Cs.: locare, S.: communire, Cs.: movere, to decamp, Cs.: castra castris conferre, L.: castra castris convertere, Cs.: castris se tenere, Cs.: ex castris abire, S.

—Meton., a day's march (since a camp was pitched each evening): secundis castris pervenit, L.: alteris castris, L.: quintis castris, Cs.

—Military service: castris uti, non palaestrā, N.: in castris usum habere, Cs.

— Fig., a resting-place, abode (poet.): cerea, beehives, V.

— A camp, army (of contending parties or sects): Hos castris adhibe socios, secure as allies, V.: Epicuri: nil cupientium, the party, H.
 
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