fenestra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fenestra. Existed in Middle English as fenestre, fenester, from Old English fenester (window).

Noun[edit]

fenestra (plural fenestras or fenestrae)

  1. (anatomy) An opening in a body, sometimes with a membrane.
    • 2010, Aina J. Gulya, Lloyd B. Minor, Michael E. Glasscock, Glasscock-Shambaugh Surgery of the Ear, page 536:
      The platinum shaft connecting the ribbon to the piston base is a rounded wire and can be easily angulated after placement of the prosthesis for optimal incus to fenestra reach.

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Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin. Compare Italian finestra, French fenêtre, Esperanto fenestro, German Fenster, Dutch venster, Romanian fereastră.

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Noun[edit]

fenestra (plural fenestras)

  1. window

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably of Etruscan origin.

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fenestra f (genitive fenestrae); first declension

The wings of many insects have transparent areas, called fenestrae.
  1. a window, an opening for light,
    Haec domus quattuor fenestras habet.
    This house has four windows.
  2. a breach
  3. a loophole, an arrowslit
  4. an orifice, inlet
  5. an opportunity, opening, occasion, window of opportunity
  6. vocative singular of fenestra

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fenestra fenestrae
Genitive fenestrae fenestrārum
Dative fenestrae fenestrīs
Accusative fenestram fenestrās
Ablative fenestrā fenestrīs
Vocative fenestra fenestrae

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Noun[edit]

fenestrā f

  1. ablative singular of fenestra

References[edit]

  • fenestra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fenestra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fenestra in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fenestra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • fenestra in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fenestra in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fenestra. Compare the inherited doublet fresta.

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fenestra f (plural fenestras)

  1. (dated, formal) window
    Synonym: janela

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fenestra. Doublet of hiniestra, which was inherited.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /feˈnestɾa/, [feˈnes.t̪ɾa]
  • Hyphenation: fe‧nes‧tra

Noun[edit]

fenestra f (plural fenestras)

  1. (dated) window
    Synonym: ventana

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