habena

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

habena (plural habenae)

  1. A restricting bandage or frenum

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin habeō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

habēna f (genitive habēnae); first declension

  1. thong, rein, lash, bridle.
  2. (naval, of a ship's rigging) sheet.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative habēna habēnae
genitive habēnae habēnārum
dative habēnae habēnīs
accusative habēnam habēnās
ablative habēnā habēnīs
vocative habēna habēnae

References[edit]

  • habena in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • habena in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • habena” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • with loose reins: freno remisso; effusis habenis
    • to tighten the reins: habenas adducere
    • to slacken the reins: habenas permittere
  • habena in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • habena in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin