nebula

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An emission nebula

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From Latin nebula (little cloud", "mist). Akin to Greek νεφέλη, "cloud", German Nebel, "mist", "nebula", Old Norse nifl.

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nebula (plural nebulae or nebulas)

  1. (astronomy) A cloud in outer space consisting of gas or dust (e.g. a cloud formed after a star explodes).
  2. (archaic, medicine) A white spot or slight opacity of the cornea.
  3. (obsolete, medicine) A cloudy appearance in the urine

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Noun[edit]

nebula (plural nebulas)

  1. fog, mist, haze
  2. (pathology) nebula

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nebula f (plural nebule)

  1. (archaic) fog, mist; cloud
  2. nebula

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognate with Ancient Greek νέφος (nephos), Sanskrit नभस् (nábhas).

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nebula f (genitive nebulae); first declension

  1. fog
  2. cloud
  3. vapor
  4. vocative singular of nebula

nebulā f

  1. ablative singular of nebula

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nebula nebulae
genitive nebulae nebulārum
dative nebulae nebulīs
accusative nebulam nebulās
ablative nebulā nebulīs
vocative nebula nebulae

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