rotula

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See also: rótula, rotulá, and ròtula

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin rotula. Doublet of role and roll.

Noun[edit]

rotula (plural rotulas or rotulae)

  1. (anatomy) The patella; the kneecap.
  2. (zoology) One of the five radial pieces in the dentary apparatus of the sea urchin.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rotula.

Noun[edit]

rotula f (plural rotule)

  1. (anatomy) patella, kneecap, rotula

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive from rota (wheel) +‎ -ulus.

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Noun[edit]

rotula f (genitive rotulae); first declension

  1. a small wheel; roll

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rotula rotulae
Genitive rotulae rotulārum
Dative rotulae rotulīs
Accusative rotulam rotulās
Ablative rotulā rotulīs
Vocative rotula rotulae

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: rotlle; ròtula
  • Old French: role
    • Middle French: rolle
      • French: rôle
        • Catalan: rol
          • Spanish: rol (roll (list))
        • English: role, rôle
          • Spanish: rol (role)
        • Norwegian Bokmål: rolle (partly; also through German)
        • Norwegian Nynorsk: rolle (partly; also through German)
        • Portuguese: rolo
    • Middle Dutch: rolle
    • Middle English: rolle
    • Middle High German: rolle, rulle
      • German: Rolle
        • Norwegian Bokmål: rolle (partly; also through French)
        • Norwegian Nynorsk: rolle (partly; also through French)
  • French: rotule
  • Galician: rolla, rolda; rótula
  • Italian: rotula
  • Portuguese: rolha; rótula
  • Spanish: rolla, rondala; rótula

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

rotula

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of rotular
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of rotular

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /roˈtula/, [roˈt̪u.la]

Verb[edit]

rotula

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of rotular.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of rotular.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of rotular.