cella

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cella. Compare cell.

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Noun[edit]

cella (plural cellae)

  1. (architecture) The central, enclosed part of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticos. [from 17th c.]
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      Room by room, Sarrasine advances to the cella of the hermaphrodite god, veiled like Spenser's Venus.

Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cilia, from cilium.

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Noun[edit]

cella f (plural celles)

  1. eyebrow

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

cella f (plural cellas)

  1. cella

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cilia, from cilium.

Noun[edit]

cella f (plural cellas)

  1. eyebrow

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin cella.

Noun[edit]

cella f (plural celle)

  1. cell

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱelnā, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover) and a suffix -nā. Cognate to Proto-Indo-European *ḱel-: Latin clam, Latin celo, Proto-Germanic *helaną.

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Noun[edit]

cella f (genitive cellae); first declension

  1. a small room, a hut, barn, granary
  2. the part of a temple where the image of a god stood; altar, sanctuary, shrine, pantry

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cella cellae
genitive cellae cellārum
dative cellae cellīs
accusative cellam cellās
ablative cellā cellīs
vocative cella cellae

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References[edit]

  • cella in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cella in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CELLA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cella” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cella in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • cella in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cella in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cella m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of celle

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

cella f

  1. definite singular of celle