Latin definition for: clavus, clavi


  • declension: 2nd declension
  • gender: masculine


  1. nail, spike, rivet
  2. purple stripe on tunic
  3. tiller/helm, helm of ship of state
  • Age: In use throughout the ages/unknown
  • Area: All or none
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: Very frequent, in all Elementry Latin books, top 1000+ words
  • Source: “Oxford Latin Dictionary”, 1982 (OLD)

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