Definition of typanum
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LNS
typanum, typanum
tympanum, typanum
τύμπανον
noun (n., indeclinable declension)
  1. a drum, timbrel, tambour, tambourine
  2. a timbrel
  3. A drum or wheel
  4. The triangular area of a pediment
  5. A panel
  6. A part of the clepsydra, called also
Abbreviations
tympanum, i (collat. form typa-num, Cat. 63, 8 sq.), n., = τύμπανον, a drum, timbrel, tambour, tambourine. Lit. Esp., as beaten by the priests of Cybele, Lucr. 2, 618; Cat. 63, 8 sq.; Verg. A. 9, 619; Ov. M. 3, 537; 4, 29; 4, 391; id. F. 4, 213; Plaut. Poen. 5, 5, 38; Caes. B. C. 3, 105; Curt. 8, 11, 20; 8, 14, 10; Tac. H. 5, 5,

—Also by the Bacchantine females, Ov. M. 11, 17.

—Beaten by the Parthians as a signal in battle in place of the tuba, Just. 41, 2, 8.

— Trop., a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating: tympana eloquentiae, Quint. 5, 12, 21: in manu tympanum est, Sen. Vit. Beat. 13, 3.

— Transf., of things of a like shape. A drum or wheel, in machines for raising weights, in water-organs, etc., Lucr. 4, 905; Verg. G. 2, 444; Vitr. 10, 4; Plin. 18, 34, 77, § 332; Dig. 19, 2, 19.

— In archit. The triangular area of a pediment, Vitr. 3, 3 med.

— A panel of a door, Vitr. 4, 6 med.

— A part of the clepsydra, called also phellos, Vitr. 9, 9.
 
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