fovea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fovea (ditch, pit).

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Noun[edit]

fovea (plural foveas or foveae or foveæ)

  1. (anatomy) A slight depression or pit in a bone or organ.
  2. (anatomy) The retinal fovea, or fovea centralis, responsible for sharp central vision.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰow- (pit, hole).

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Noun[edit]

fovea f (genitive foveae); first declension

  1. pit
  2. snare, pitfall

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fovea foveae
genitive foveae foveārum
dative foveae foveīs
accusative foveam foveās
ablative foveā foveīs
vocative fovea foveae

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References[edit]

  • fŏvĕa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “FOVEA1”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre, page 1. FOVEA
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “FOVEA2”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre, page 2. FOVEA
  • fovea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fŏvĕa” on page 684/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fouea” on page 729/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “fovea”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 450/1