novacula

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

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), and Old English besnyþian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

novācula f (genitive novāculae); first declension

  1. A sharp knife (which was used for shaving)
  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

References[edit]