ferula

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See also: Ferula and férula

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ferula (giant fennel (whose stalks were once used in punishing schoolboys); rod, whip), from ferire (to strike).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferula (plural ferulas or ferulae)

  1. (obsolete) A ferule.
  2. (archaic) A stroke from a cane.
  3. (obsolete) The imperial sceptre in the Byzantine Empire.

Translations[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ferula in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain but perhaps connected to festūca (stalk, straw).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferula f (genitive ferulae); first declension

  1. cane
  2. giant fennel or its stalk
  3. vocative singular of ferula

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ferula ferulae
Genitive ferulae ferulārum
Dative ferulae ferulīs
Accusative ferulam ferulās
Ablative ferulā ferulīs
Vocative ferula ferulae

Descendants[edit]

  • French: férule
  • Spanish: férula, cañaherla, cañaheja
  • Translingual: Ferula

Noun[edit]

ferulā f

  1. ablative singular of ferula

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