favilla

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Directly from Latin favīlla.

Noun[edit]

favilla f (plural faville)

  1. spark
  2. glimmer

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (smoke); some have tried to connect it to *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn), but its descendants show no trace of a labiovelar.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

favīlla f (genitive favīllae); first declension

  1. ember, cinder, ash
    Dies irae, dies illa solvet saeclum in favilla
    Day of wrath, that day shall dissolve the world in ash

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative favīlla favīllae
Genitive favīllae favīllārum
Dative favīllae favīllīs
Accusative favīllam favīllās
Ablative favīllā favīllīs
Vocative favīlla favīllae

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Portuguese: [Term?]
  • Sicilian: faiḍḍa
  • Italian: favilla

References[edit]

  • favilla in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • favilla in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • favilla in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  1. ^ Francis Wood, Post-consonantal W in Indo-European