nebula

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An emission nebula

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From Latin nebula ‎(little cloud", "mist). Akin to Ancient Greek νεφέλη ‎(nephélē, cloud) (Modern Greek νεφέλη ‎(neféli)), German Nebel ‎(mist", "nebula), Old Norse nifl, Polish niebo ‎(sky", heaven).

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nebula ‎(plural nebulae or nebulas)

  1. (astronomy) A cloud in outer space consisting of gas or dust (e.g. a cloud formed after a star explodes).
  2. (archaic, medicine) A white spot or slight opacity of the cornea.
  3. (obsolete, medicine) A cloudy appearance in the urine

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nebula ‎(plural nebulas)

  1. fog, mist, haze
  2. (pathology) nebula

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nebula f ‎(plural nebule)

  1. (archaic) fog, mist; cloud
  2. nebula

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos ‎(cloud). Cognate with Ancient Greek νέφος ‎(néphos), Sanskrit नभस् ‎(nábhas).

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nebula f ‎(genitive nebulae); first declension

  1. fog
  2. cloud
  3. vapor
  4. vocative singular of nebula

nebulā f

  1. ablative singular of nebula

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nebula nebulae
genitive nebulae nebulārum
dative nebulae nebulīs
accusative nebulam nebulās
ablative nebulā nebulīs
vocative nebula nebulae

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