insula

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See also: Insula, insulă, and ínsula

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin insula ‎(island).

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Noun[edit]

insula ‎(plural insulas or insulae)

  1. (historical) A block of buildings in a Roman town.
  2. (neuroanatomy) The insular cortex, a structure of the human brain located within the lateral sulcus.
    • 2007, February 6, “Sandra Blakeslee”, in New York Times[1]:
      All mammals have insulas that read their body condition, Dr. Craig said.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 608:
      The insula registers our physical gut feelings, including the sensation of a distended stomach and other inner states like nausea, warmth, a full bladder, and a pounding heart.

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Adjective[edit]

insula ‎(accusative singular insulan, plural insulaj, accusative plural insulajn)

  1. insular

Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia la

īnsula in marī Adriāticō (an island in the Adriatic Sea)

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. It has been connected to Ancient Greek νῆσος ‎(nêsos, island), Breton enez, Old Irish inis and Old Welsh inis.

Pokorny (1959) tentatively connects it to salum ‎(the sea): he posits ellipsis from terra in salo ‎(land in the sea) to in ‎(in) + salo (ablative of salum), invoking the similar Ancient Greek word ἔναλος ‎(énalos, maritime).

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Noun[edit]

īnsula f ‎(genitive īnsulae); first declension

  1. island
  2. residential or apartment block (usually for the lower class)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative īnsula īnsulae
genitive īnsulae īnsulārum
dative īnsulae īnsulīs
accusative īnsulam īnsulās
ablative īnsulā īnsulīs
vocative īnsula īnsulae

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References[edit]

  • insula in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • insula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • INSULA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • insula in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to double an island, cape: superare insulam, promunturium
  • insula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • insula in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press
  • insula in William Smith., editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • insula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

Romanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

insula f

  1. definite singular nominative form of insulă. the island
  2. definite singular accusative form of insulă. the island