Claustrum etymology


Latin word claustrum comes from Latin claudere, Latin -trum (Forming instrument nouns.)

Etymology of claustrum

Detailed word origin of claustrum

Dictionary entry Language Definition
claudere Latin (lat)
-trum Latin (lat) Forming instrument nouns.
claustrum Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) portion of monastery closed off to laity. (New Latin, neuroanatomy) claustrum (thin lamina of grey matter in each cerebral hemisphere of the human brain). (rare, usually plural) a bar, band, bolt. Cloister (especially in plural). Enclosure (confined space). Gate, door, bulwark.