faber

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *faβros, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰh₂ebʰ- (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 quisque fortunae suae.
      Every man is the maker of his own fortune.
Declension[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 faber fabrī
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From faber (artisan; smith).

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. workmanlike, skilful, ingenious
Declension[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 fabrae fabrō fabrīs fabrīs fabrīs
Accusative fabrum fabram fabrum fabrōs fabrās fabra
Ablative fabrō fabrā fabrō fabrīs fabrīs fabrīs
Vocative faber fabra fabrum fabrī fabrae fabra
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

faber m (genitive fabrī); second declension

  1. the dory, a sunfish
Declension[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 faber fabrī

References[edit]

  • faber in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • faber in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • faber in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • faber in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • “fabbro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN