fossa

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fossa (ditch).

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fossa (plural fossae or fossæ)

  1. (anatomy) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth.
  2. (geology) A long, narrow, shallow depression on the body of an extraterrestrial body, such as a planet or moon.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A fossa (the mammal) in a zoo in Texas, USA

See Wikipedia-logo.png Fossa etymology on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Fossa (animal)#Etymology

Noun[edit]

fossa (plural fossas)

  1. A carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar, Cryptoprocta ferox.
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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fossa

Noun[edit]

fossa f (plural fosse)

  1. pit, hole
  2. grave
  3. (anatomy) fossa
  4. trough (depression between waves or ridges)

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fossa

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of ester
  2. third-person plural imperfect subjunctive of ester

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fodiō (dig out, excavate).

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Noun[edit]

fossa f (genitive fossae); first declension

  1. ditch, trench, moat
  2. gutter, waterway
  3. (Late Latin) grave

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fossa fossae
genitive fossae fossārum
dative fossae fossīs
accusative fossam fossās
ablative fossā fossīs
vocative fossa fossae

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Verb[edit]

fossa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of fossar
  2. second-person singular imperative of fossar