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From Latin lacūna (ditch, gap), diminutive form of lacus (lake).

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Singular
Lacuna

Plural
lacunae or lacunas

Lacuna (plural lacunae or lacunas)
  1. A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.
  2. An absent part, especially in a book or other piece of writing, often referring to an ancient manuscript or similar.
  3. (microscopy) A space visible between cells, allowing free passage of light.

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  • lacùna
  • IPA: /laˈkuna/

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lacuna f. (plural lacune)

  1. gap
  2. blank (space)
  3. lapse (of memory)

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From lacus (basin, tub).

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lacūna (genitive lacūnae); f, first declension

  1. a hole, pit
  2. an opening, cavity, hollow, cleft
  3. a gap, void, defect

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Number Singular Plural
nominative lacūna lacūnae
genitive lacūnae lacūnārum
dative lacūnae lacūnīs
accusative lacūnam lacūnās
ablative lacūnā lacūnīs
vocative lacūna lacūnae

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