fascia

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English[edit]

Pope Benedict XVI wearing a white fascia, while a cardinal is seated near him (partially obscured from view) wearing a red fascia (sense 7).

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fascia (a band, bandage, swathe). Related to fascēs (bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade projecting), from Proto-Indo-European *bhasko (bundle, band). Doublet of fess.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæʃə/, /ˈfæʃjə/, /ˈfæʃi.ə/
  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪʃə/, /ˈfeɪʃjə/, /ˈfeɪʃi.ə/ (especially sense 1)
  • Rhymes: -æʃə

Noun[edit]

fascia (plural fascias or fasciae)

  1. (architecture) A wide band of material covering the ends of roof rafters, sometimes supporting a gutter in steep-slope roofing, but typically it is a border or trim in low-slope roofing.
    Synonym: frieze
  2. A face or front cover of an appliance, especially of a mobile phone.
    Synonym: case
  3. (Britain) A dashboard.
    Synonym: dashboard
  4. (architecture) A flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands that make up the architrave, in the Ionic order.
  5. A broad well-defined band of color.
  6. A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
  7. (ecclesiastical, fashion) A sash worn by certain members of the Catholic and Anglican churches.
    Synonym: sash
  8. (anatomy) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.
  9. The signboard above a shop or other location open to the public.

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Usage notes[edit]

The plural fascias is used for the first five definitions while fasciae is used for the sixth.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fascia. Compare Spanish faja, Portuguese faixa, Romanian fașă.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaʃ.ʃa/
  • Hyphenation: fà‧scia

Noun[edit]

fascia f (plural fasce)

  1. strip, band
  2. bandage
  3. sash
  4. (geography) belt
  5. (heraldry) fess

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See fascis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fascia f (genitive fasciae); first declension

  1. band, bandage, swathe, strip, ribbon

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fascia fasciae
genitive fasciae fasciārum
dative fasciae fasciīs
accusative fasciam fasciās
ablative fasciā fasciīs
vocative fascia fasciae

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fascia. Doublet of faja and haza.

Noun[edit]

fascia f (plural fascias)

  1. (anatomy) fascia (a layer of loose tissue)

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