Definition of fossa
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Orthography ID = 1006457
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LEM
fossa, fossae
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a dilch, trench, fosse
  2. a river-bed, water-course
  3. a gutter, water-way
  4. a furrow (to mark foundations)
Abbreviations
fossa ae, f fossus, a dilch, trench, fosse: fodere fossam, L.: ut aditus fossā cingeretur: vallo atque fossā moenia circumdat, S.: vallo fossāque munire, Cs.: cingebant oppida fossae, O.: fossas inplere, V.: institutae fossae, Cs.: cruor in fossam confusus, H.

—A river-bed, water-course: Rheni.

—A gutter, water-way, V.

—A furrow (to mark foundations): designat moenia fossā, V.
 
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