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See also: novellæ




  1. nominative feminine plural of novellus
  2. genitive feminine singular of novellus
  3. dative feminine singular of novellus
  4. vocative feminine plural of novellus


novellae f pl

  1. Novel thoughts or interpretations. Usually associated with Jewish commentaries, it may refer to any novel interpretation of a venerated text.
  2. (law) New laws promulgated after the Justinian Code.


  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “novellae”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • novellae in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • novellae in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin