facula

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

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facula (plural faculae)

  1. (astronomy) A bright spot or patch between sunspots

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • facula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • facula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “facula”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • facula” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • facula in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016