libella

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, diminutive of libra (balance). Doublet of level.

Noun[edit]

libella (plural libellas)

  1. A small balance.
  2. A level, or levelling instrument.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for libella in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

libella

  1. third-person singular past historic of libeller

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lībra +‎ -la.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lībella f (genitive lībellae); first declension

  1. An as (the tenth part of a denarius)
  2. level (builder's tool)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to represent a minute portion of money.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lībella lībellae
Genitive lībellae lībellārum
Dative lībellae lībellīs
Accusative lībellam lībellās
Ablative lībellā lībellīs
Vocative lībella lībellae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • libella in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • libella in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • libella in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • libella in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • libella in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • libella in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin