nautilus

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Nautilus

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nautilus, from Ancient Greek ναυτίλος (nautílos, paper nautilus, sailor).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnɔː.tɪ.ləs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnɔ.tɪ.ləs/, /ˈnɑ.tɪ.ləs/

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nautilus (plural nautiluses or nautili)

  1. A marine mollusc, of the family Nautilidae native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, which has tentacles and a spiral shell with a series of air-filled chambers, of which Nautilus is the type genus.
    • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 44
      He was still prepared to go on collecting all that life could offer, like a chambered nautilus patiently adding new cells to its slowly expanding spiral.

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nautilus (paper nautilus)

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ναυτίλος (nautílos, nautilus, sailor); see naval.

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Noun[edit]

nautilus m (genitive nautilī); second declension

  1. paper nautilus, argonaut (genus Argonauta)

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nautilus nautilī
genitive nautilī nautilōrum
dative nautilō nautilīs
accusative nautilum nautilōs
ablative nautilō nautilīs
vocative nautile nautilī

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