faber

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *dabros, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰabʰ- (to fashion, fit). Cognate with Armenian դարբին (darbin, smith), English daft, deft, Lithuanian dabà (habit, character), Czech doba (time), dobrý (good).

Noun[edit]

faber m (genitive fabrī); second declension

  1. artisan, craftsman
  2. forger, smith
Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative faber fabrī
genitive fabrī fabrōrum
dative fabrō fabrīs
accusative fabrum fabrōs
ablative fabrō fabrīs
vocative faber
fabre
fabrī
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From faber (artisan; smith).

Adjective[edit]

faber m (feminine fabra, neuter fabrum); first/second declension

  1. workmanlike, skilful, ingenious
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, masculine nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative faber fabra fabrum fabrī fabrae fabra
genitive fabrī fabrae fabrī fabrōrum fabrārum fabrōrum
dative fabrō fabrae fabrō fabrīs fabrīs fabrīs
accusative fabrum fabram fabrum fabrōs fabrās fabra
ablative fabrō fabrā fabrō fabrīs fabrīs fabrīs
vocative faber fabra fabrum fabrī fabrae fabra
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

faber m (genitive fabrī); second declension

  1. the dory, a sunfish
Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative faber fabrī
genitive fabrī fabrōrum
dative fabrō fabrīs
accusative fabrum fabrōs
ablative fabrō fabrīs
vocative faber
fabre
fabrī

References[edit]

  • faber in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • “fabbro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2