galea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin galea

Noun[edit]

galea (plural galeae)

  1. a Roman helmet
  2. (botany) an organ or a part of a plant that is shaped like a galea (helmet)
  3. (entomology) a mouthpart found in some species of chewing insect, which is shaped like a galea (helmet)
  4. (surgery) A kind of bandage for the head.
  5. (medicine) A headache extending all over the head.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek γαλέα (galéa), from γαλια (galia, type of shellfish), from Ancient Greek γαλεός (galeós, shark).

Noun[edit]

galea f (plural galee)

  1. (nautical) galley (slender Mediterranean ship propelled primarily by oars and sails)
    Synonym: galera
  2. helmet (roman leather helmet)
    Synonyms: casco, caschetto, elmo, elmetto

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Latin[edit]

Roman galea

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Ancient Greek γαλέη (galéē, weasel, marten), with a sense development “weasel, marten” → “hide of weasel, marten” → “helmet made of hide,” from Proto-Indo-European *gli- (weasel, mouse), related to Latin glis.[1]

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Noun[edit]

galea f (genitive galeae); first declension

  1. a helmet.
  2. vocative singular of galea

galeā f

  1. ablative singular of galea

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative galea galeae
genitive galeae galeārum
dative galeae galeīs
accusative galeam galeās
ablative galeā galeīs
vocative galea galeae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill