laquearia


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laquearia

(ˌlækwɪˈɛərɪə)
n
(Building) rare literary a ceiling made of panels
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What is the use of explaining "laquearia" by quoting two lines of Latin containing the word, which will convey nothing to those who do not know that language, and nothing new to those who do?
Thus, the neologism 'laquearia' in 'A Game of Chess', which is the first and only recorded instance in English (OED), is adapted from the Latin noun 'laqueare, -is' from Aeneid I 726: 'laquearibus aureis', but conforms to the syntax of the English sentence and is consequently used in the nominative (or accusative) plural as it would appear in a Latin text, just as the exclamation 'Tereu' is in the vocative in 'The Fire Sermon'.