fabella

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fabella (plural fabellae)

  1. (anatomy) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of fābula.

Noun[edit]

fābella f (genitive fābellae); first declension

  1. (short) story, fable, play

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fābella fābellae
genitive fābellae fābellārum
dative fābellae fābellīs
accusative fābellam fābellās
ablative fābellā fābellīs
vocative fābella fābellae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • fabella in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fabella in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fabella”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fabella” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • an anecdote: narratiuncula, fabella (Fin. 5. 15)