New Latin from Latin rod, stickbak- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinbaculum (“stick, staff, sceptre, cudgel”)
Baculum Sentence Examples
More particularly "argument" means a synopsis of the contents of a book, the outline of a novel, play, &c. In logic it is used for the middle term in a syllogism, and for many species of fallacies, such as the argumentum ad hominem, ad baculum, &c. '(see' Fallacy).
The name baguette is French for "long rod" or "long loaf of bread" and is derived from the Latin word for "stick," baculum.