stilus

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stilus.

Noun[edit]

stilus

  1. stylus (sharp stick used in ancient times for writing in clay tablets)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *steyg-. Cognate to Latin instīgō/instigare, Ancient Greek στίζω (stízō, to mark with a pointed instrument) and Proto-Germanic *stikaną (to stick, to stab).[1]

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Noun[edit]

stilus m (genitive stilī); second declension

  1. A pointed instrument; stake, pale, spike.
  2. A stylus or pencil used for writing on waxen tablets.
  3. (botany) The stem of a plant.
  4. (by extension) The act of setting down in writing, composing, composition; manner of writing, style.
  5. (by extension) A style in speaking, manner of speaking.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative stilus stilī
genitive stilī stilōrum
dative stilō stilīs
accusative stilum stilōs
ablative stilō stilīs
vocative stile stilī

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References[edit]

  • stilus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  1. ^ “stilo, istigare” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2