faber

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *faβros, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰabʰ- ‎(to fashion, fit). Cognate with Armenian դարբին ‎(darbin, smith), English daft, deft, Lithuanian dabà ‎(habit, character), Czech dobrý ‎(good).

Noun[edit]

faber m ‎(genitive fabrī); second declension

  1. artisan, craftsman, architect, creator, maker, artificer, forger, smith
    • (Paraphrase) Attributed to Appius Claudius Caecus by Sallustius in Epistulae ad Caesarem senem de re publica, I.i.2
      Faber est quisue fortunae suae.
      Every man is the maker of his own fortune.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative faber fabrī
genitive fabrī fabrōrum
dative fabrō fabrīs
accusative fabrum fabrōs
ablative fabrō fabrīs
vocative faber1 fabrī

1May also be fabre.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From faber ‎(artisan; smith).

Adjective[edit]

faber m ‎(feminine fabra, neuter fabrum); first/second declension

  1. workmanlike, skilful, ingenious
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, nominative masculine singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative faber fabra fabrum fabrī fabrae fabra
genitive fabrī fabrae fabrī fabrōrum fabrārum fabrōrum
dative fabrō fabrō fabrīs
accusative fabrum fabram fabrum fabrōs fabrās fabra
ablative fabrō fabrā fabrō fabrīs
vocative faber fabra fabrum fabrī fabrae fabra
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

faber m ‎(genitive fabrī); second declension

  1. the dory, a sunfish
Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative faber fabrī
genitive fabrī fabrōrum
dative fabrō fabrīs
accusative fabrum fabrōs
ablative fabrō fabrīs
vocative faber1 fabrī

1May also be fabre.

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