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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 libra +‎ -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.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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

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