fabula

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See also: fábula, fábúla, and fabuła

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fabula

  1. third-person singular past historic of fabuler

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *fāðlā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- ‎(speak) + *-dʰleh₂.

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fābula f ‎(genitive fābulae); first declension

  1. discourse, narrative
  2. a fable, tale, story
  3. a poem, play
  4. concern, matter
  5. romance
  6. vocative singular of fābula

fābulā f

  1. ablative singular of fābula

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fābula fābulae
genitive fābulae fābulārum
dative fābulae fābulīs
accusative fābulam fābulās
ablative fābulā fābulīs
vocative fābula fābulae

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References[edit]

  • fabula in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fabula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • FABULA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fabula in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be the talk of the town, a scandal: fabulam fieri
    • mythology: fabulae, historia fabularis
    • to pass from myth to history: ut a fabulis ad facta veniamus
    • a writer of fables: scriptor fabularum
    • the piece; the play: fabula, ludus scaenicus
    • to study a piece, of the actor); to get a piece played, rehearse it: fabulam docere (διδάσκειν) (of the writer) (opp. fabulam discere
    • to act a play (said of the actors): fabulam agere
    • to bring out a play, put it on the stage (used of the man who finds the money): fabulam edere
    • to produce a play (of the writer): fabulam dare
    • to hiss a play: fabulam exigere (Ter. Andr. Pol.)
    • a piece is a failure, falls flat: fabula cadit
    • the Antigone: tragoedia or fabula Antigona (not Antigona trag. or fab.)
    • a narrative, tale, story: narratio, fabula
    • this fable teaches us (without nos): haec fabula docet
  • fabula” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • fabula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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fabula

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of fabular.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of fabular.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of fabular.