fossa

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fossa (ditch).

Noun[edit]

fossa (plural fossae or fossæ)

  1. (anatomy) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression.
  2. (geology) A long, narrow, shallow depression on the body of an extraterrestrial body, such as a planet or moon.
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(anatomy) Hyponyms of fossa
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Etymology 2[edit]

A fossa (the mammal) in a zoo in Texas, USA

Borrowed from Malagasy fosa. For possible further connexions see Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Fossa etymology on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Noun[edit]

fossa (plural fossas)

  1. A carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar, Cryptoprocta ferox.
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fossa f (plural fosses)

  1. grave, pit
    fossa comunamass grave

Icelandic[edit]

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fossa

  1. indefinite accusative/genitive plural of foss

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fossa.

Noun[edit]

fossa f (plural fosse)

  1. pit, hole
  2. grave
  3. (anatomy) fossa
  4. trough (depression between waves or ridges)

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Further reading[edit]

  • fossa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Verb[edit]

fossa

  1. third-person singular/plural imperfect subjunctive of ester

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fodiō (dig out, excavate).

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Noun[edit]

fossa f (genitive fossae); first declension

  1. ditch, trench, moat
  2. gutter, waterway
  3. (Late Latin) grave

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fossa fossae
Genitive fossae fossārum
Dative fossae fossīs
Accusative fossam fossās
Ablative fossā fossīs
Vocative fossa fossae

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References[edit]

  • fossa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fossa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fossa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fossa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to make a ditch, a fosse: fossam ducere
    • to surround a town with a rampart and fosse: oppidum cingere vallo et fossa
  • fossa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fossa in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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Verb[edit]

fossa

  1. inflection of fosse:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

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Verb[edit]

fossa

  1. inflection of fossar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative