ocellus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ocellus (little eye), from oculus (eye).

Noun[edit]

ocellus (plural ocelli)

  1. A simple eye consisting of a single lens and a small number of sensory cells.
  2. An eyelike marking in the form of a spot or ring of colour, as on the wing of a butterfly or the tail of a peacock.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from oculus (eye) +‎ -ellus.

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Noun[edit]

ocellus m (genitive ocellī); second declension

  1. little eye
  2. darling

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ocellus ocellī
genitive ocellī ocellōrum
dative ocellō ocellīs
accusative ocellum ocellōs
ablative ocellō ocellīs
vocative ocelle ocellī

References[edit]

  • ocellus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ocellus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “ocellus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ocellus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • ocellus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ocellus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray