fibula

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See also: fíbula and fibulă

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Borrowed from Latin fībula (clasp, buckle).

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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]

Borrowed from Latin fībula. Doublet of the inherited fibbia.

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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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fibula.

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

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fȉbula f (Cyrillic spelling фи̏була)

  1. (anatomy) fibula, calf bone

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