fibula

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See also: fíbula and fibulă

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From Latin fībula (clasp, buckle).

Noun[edit]

Location of the fibula in the skeletal structure of the leg.
Jewelled Germanic fibulae from the 5th century.

fibula (plural fibulas or fibulae or fibulæ)

  1. (anatomy) The smaller of the two bones in the lower leg, the calf bone.
  2. An ancient kind of brooch used to hold clothing together, similar in function to the modern safety pin.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fībula.

Noun[edit]

fibula f (plural fibule)

  1. (anatomy) fibula, calf bone

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fī(gō) +‎ -bula.

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fībula f (genitive fībulae); first declension

  1. clasp, buckle, brooch

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fībula fībulae
genitive fībulae fībulārum
dative fībulae fībulīs
accusative fībulam fībulās
ablative fībulā fībulīs
vocative fībula fībulae

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References[edit]

  • fibula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fibula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fibula”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fibula” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fibula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fibula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fîbula/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧bu‧la

Noun[edit]

fȉbula f (Cyrillic spelling фи̏була)

  1. (anatomy) fibula, calf bone

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