buccina

noun

buc·​ci·​na
ˈbəksənə
variants or less commonly buccin
-sə̇n
plural buccinae
-ˌnē
also buccins
: a Roman military trumpet shaped like the letter C

Word History

Etymology

Latin buccina, bucina, from bu- (from bov-, bos head of cattle) + -cina (from canere to sing, play)

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“Buccina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buccina. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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