palpebra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin palpebra (an eyelid). Compare Middle English palpebre.

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palpebra (plural palpebrae or (archaic) palpebræ)

  1. (anatomy) An eyelid.

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Noun[edit]

palpebra f (plural palpebres)

  1. Alternative form of parpella

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

palpebra (plural palpebras)

  1. eyelid

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin palpebra (eyelid), from palpō (touch softly; caress, flatter).

Noun[edit]

palpebra f (plural palpebre)

  1. eyelid

Latin[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From palpō (to touch softly; to caress, flatter) +‎ -bra (instrumental noun suffix).

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Noun[edit]

palpebra f (genitive palpebrae); first declension

  1. (literally, usually in the plural) an eyelid
    Synonym: cilium
  2. (transferred sense, in the plural)
    1. eyelashes
      Synonym: (Medieval Latin) cilia
    2. (Ecclesiastical Latin) the eyes
      Synonym: oculī
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Inflection[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative palpebra palpebrae
Genitive palpebrae palpebrārum
Dative palpebrae palpebrīs
Accusative palpebram palpebrās
Ablative palpebrā palpebrīs
Vocative palpebra palpebrae
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

palpebra n

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of palpebrum

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References[edit]

  • palpebra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • palpebra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette