ungula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a claw, hoof, from unguis (nail, claw, hoof).

Noun[edit]

ungula (plural ungulae)

  1. A hoof, claw, or talon.
  2. (geometry) A section of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base; so called from its resemblance to the hoof of a horse.
  3. (botany) Alternative form of unguis.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From unguis (fingernail, talon)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ungula f (genitive ungulae); first declension

  1. hoof, claw
  2. (figuratively) a horse
  3. an aromatic spice

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ungula ungulae
genitive ungulae ungulārum
dative ungulae ungulīs
accusative ungulam ungulās
ablative ungulā ungulīs
vocative ungula ungulae

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References[edit]

  • ungula in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879