Libelle

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See also: libelle and libellé

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin lībellula, coined by Carl von Linné after lībella (carpenter's level), because of the insect's ability to stay level when hovering. German Libelle is a shortened form, in part after the underlying Latin noun. Doublet of Niveau and Level.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /liˈbɛlə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Li‧bel‧le

Noun[edit]

Libelle f (genitive Libelle, plural Libellen)

  1. dragonfly
    Synonym: (dated) Wasserjungfer

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Further reading[edit]

  • Libelle” in Duden online
  • Libelle” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache