stylus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin stylus, alternative spelling of stilus. Unrelated to Ancient Greek στῦλος (stûlos, pillar).

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Noun[edit]

stylus (plural styli or styluses)

  1. A sharp stick used in ancient times for writing in clay tablets or other surfaces; a sharp tool for engraving.
  2. A phonograph needle.
  3. A small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch sensitive screen of an electronic gadget.
  4. A tool for making small dots on a piece of heavy paper, used to produce Braille writing for the blind by hand.

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Czech[edit]

Stylusy

Noun[edit]

stylus m

  1. stylus (small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch sensitive screen of an electronic gadget)

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stylus m (genitive stylī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of stilus.