nebula

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An emission nebula

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Borrowing 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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Noun[edit]

nebula (plural nebulas)

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

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin nebula. Doublet of nebbia, which was inherited.

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nebula f (plural nebule)

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognate with Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos), νεφέλη (nephélē), Old High German nebul, 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.

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

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References[edit]

  • nebula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nebula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “nebula”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • nebula” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)