Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



Perhaps from Proto-Italic *meselā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ems- (black, blackbird), if such a term existed, see also Breton moualch (ouzel), Welsh mwyalch (blackbird, thrush), English Amsel, English ouzel



merula f (genitive merulae); first declension

  1. blackbird
  2. wrasse


First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative merula merulae
Genitive merulae merulārum
Dative merulae merulīs
Accusative merulam merulās
Ablative merulā merulīs
Vocative merula merulae



  • merula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • merula in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • merula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • merula in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • merula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
  • merula in William Smith, editor, A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray, 1848
  • merula in William Smith, editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly, 1854, 1857