novacula

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Italic *(ks)nowātlo-, probably from Proto-Indo-European *ksnew-, extended from *kes- (to scratch, itch). See also Latin saucius, Ancient Greek ξύω (xúō), Old English besnyþian, and Sanskrit क्षर (kṣara, melting away, perishable).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

novācula f (genitive novāculae); first declension

  1. A sharp knife
  2. dagger, razor

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative novācula novāculae
Genitive novāculae novāculārum
Dative novāculae novāculīs
Accusative novāculam novāculās
Ablative novāculā novāculīs
Vocative novācula novāculae

Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: navaya
  • Catalan: navalla
  • Galician: navalla
  • Portuguese: navalha, novácula
  • Spanish: navaja

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