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. embers, hot cinders
  2. ashes of the dead still glowing
  3. beginning, origin
  4. vocative singular of favilla

favillā

  1. ablative singular of favilla
    Dies irae, dies illa solvet saeclum in favilla
    Day of wrath, day of anger will dissolve the world in ashes

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