galea

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See also: Galea, gálea, and gàlea

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin galea. Doublet of galley.

Noun[edit]

galea (plural galeae)

  1. A Roman helmet.
  2. (botany) A part of a flower or plant that is shaped like a helmet or hood.
  3. (entomology) A mouthpart found in some species of insect; a flap that is part of the maxilla, so-called after the flaps attached to the sides of a Roman 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 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡaˈlɛ.a/
  • Rhymes: -ɛa
  • Hyphenation: ga‧lè‧a

Noun[edit]

galea f (plural galee)

  1. (nautical) galley (slender Mediterranean ship propelled primarily by oars and sails)
    Synonym: galera
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin galea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡa.le.a/
  • Rhymes: -alea
  • Hyphenation: gà‧le‧a

Noun[edit]

galea f (plural galee)

  1. helmet (Roman leather helmet)
    Synonyms: casco, caschetto, elmo, elmetto
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Latin[edit]

galea Romana

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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galea f (genitive galeae); first declension

  1. a helmet.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

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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  • Inherited:
    • Old French: jalle (type of large bowl)
    • Sicilian: gaddźa (coxcomb) (Calabria)
  • Borrowed:

References[edit]

  • galea”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • galea”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • galea in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • galea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to put on one's helmet: galeam induere
  • galea”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • galea in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • galea”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • von Wartburg, Walther (1928–2002), “galea”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 4: G H I, page 27
  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, →ISBN

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Noun[edit]

galea f (plural galeas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of galera

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