favilla

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Directly from Latin favilla.

Noun[edit]

favilla f (plural faville)

  1. spark
  2. glimmer

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Proto-Indo-European *dhowe-; some have tried to connect it to *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn), but its descendants show no trace of a labiovelar.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

favilla f (genitive favillae); first declension

  1. ember, cinder, ash
    Dies irae, dies illa solvet saeclum in favilla
    Day of wrath, that day shall dissolve the world in ash

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative favilla favillae
genitive favillae favillārum
dative favillae favillīs
accusative favillam favillās
ablative favillā favillīs
vocative favilla favillae

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis Wood, Post-consonantal W in Indo-European