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Why a word “cubo” in latin means “to sleep” and “regular hexahedron”?

 
 
Reply Sat 4 Aug, 2018 03:56 am
According to the definition of cubo in Wikitionaly[1], this latin word means two seemingly unrelated stuff; “to sleep” and “regular hexahedron.”---why does it?
I guess that; long ago, cubo has meant only “to sleep,” but because canopy bed with canopy---where nobleman have slept---has had the shape of cube (regular hexahedron), the meaning of cubo has turn to “regular hexahedron.”

1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cubo#Latin
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Walter Hinteler
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Reply Sat 4 Aug, 2018 05:34 am
@cmplstofB,
Cubare has a different origin than cubus

"cubo" (verb cubare9
"cubo" (dativ of the noun cubus)
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 4 Aug, 2018 05:48 am
@cmplstofB,
It seems clear to me (based on the page in your link). One has Latin roots. The other has proto-european roots.
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George
 
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Reply Sun 5 Aug, 2018 06:39 am
Note that cubus is from the Greek κύβος.
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tratata
 
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Reply Tue 5 Feb, 2019 06:37 pm
@cmplstofB,
I think, that you must pronounce this word like "Subo", because many same words which describing "sleep" wrote with that letter S : Sleep, somnum, Сон. The cube mean Quadro , because the letter K (we pronouncing word CUbe throught this letter Kube) has numerical value 4, which creating the sQuare.
This is if we talk about words etymology, from where it came. But actually, if you fall down into the imagination and letter's meaning, you will see that the letter's C,K mean the same things. Everything in our life which chemically devided has the sleeping form, Hydrogen is sleeping form of energy, Devided peoples dna (chineses, blacks) are sleeping forms of human's...
Our ancestors described this imagination of sleeping just throught one letter - S, the letter S is analogy of Z, if the Z is awakness, life , the letter S mean sleeping and death. That's why the Russian word death "Smert'" wrote with letter S in beginning.
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Fri 5 Apr, 2019 06:09 pm
Cubum is an Old Greek word meaning "dice". That is why the hexahedron is called a cube. I have no information about a Latin use of the word. Google translate finds no such word. "To sleep" is somnum.
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