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]

From oculus (eye) +‎ -lus.

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Noun[edit]

ocellus m (genitive ocellī); second declension

  1. Diminutive of oculus: little eye
  2. darling

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ocellus ocellī
Genitive ocellī ocellōrum
Dative ocellō ocellīs
Accusative ocellum ocellōs
Ablative ocellō ocellīs
Vocative ocelle ocellī

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: ocel
  • English: ocellus
  • French: ocelle
  • Galician: ocelo
  • Italian: ocello
  • Portuguese: ocelo
  • Spanish: ocelo

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
  • ocellus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ocellus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • 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