libella

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, diminutive of libra balance. See level.

Noun[edit]

libella (plural libellas)

  1. A small balance.
  2. A level, or levelling instrument.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

libella

  1. third-person singular past historic of libeller



Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of libra

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lībella f (genitive lībellae); first declension

  1. An as (the tenth part of a denarius)
  2. level (builder's tool)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to represent a minute portion of money.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lībella lībellae
genitive lībellae lībellārum
dative lībellae lībellīs
accusative lībellam lībellās
ablative lībellā lībellīs
vocative lībella lībellae

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