facula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin facula (little torch)

Noun[edit]

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facula (plural faculae)

  1. (astronomy) A bright spot or patch between sunspots
    • Hugh MacDiarmid, On a Raised Beach
      Glaucous, hoar, enfouldered, cyathiform, / Making mere faculae of the sun and moon []

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from fax (torch) +‎ -ula.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

facula f (genitive faculae); first declension (Diminutive of: fax)

  1. small torch

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative facula faculae
genitive faculae faculārum
dative faculae faculīs
accusative faculam faculās
ablative faculā faculīs
vocative facula faculae

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