acicula

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See also: acícula

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin acicula (pin for a head-dress)

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Noun[edit]

acicula (plural aciculae)

  1. One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal.

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Further reading[edit]

  • acicula at OneLook Dictionary Search.

Italian[edit]

Scandix pecten-veneris flowers and fruits.jpg

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Late Latin acicula (hairpin), diminutive of Latin acus (needle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈt͡ʃi.ku.la/
  • Rhymes: -ikula
  • Hyphenation: a‧cì‧cu‧la

Noun[edit]

acicula f (plural acicule)

  1. shepherd's needle (Scandix pecten-veneris)
    Synonym: spillettoni m pl
  2. (zoology) acicula

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References[edit]

  • acicula in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of acus (needle) +‎ -cula.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acicula f (genitive aciculae); first declension

  1. a hairpin or hatpin

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative acicula aciculae
Genitive aciculae aciculārum
Dative aciculae aciculīs
Accusative aciculam aciculās
Ablative aciculā aciculīs
Vocative acicula aciculae

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: acicula
  • Italian: acicula (learned)
  • Portuguese: acícula

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