flabellum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin flabellum (fan).

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Noun[edit]

flabellum (plural flabellums or flabella)

  1. A large fan used for religious ceremonies.
  2. (botany, zoology) Any fan-shaped structure.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of flābrum (breeze).

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Noun[edit]

flābellum n (genitive flābellī); second declension

  1. A small (hand-held) fan, especially for keeping off flies.
  2. (Ecclesiastical Latin) flabellum.

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References[edit]

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