sphaera

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From Ancient Greek σφαῖρα (sphaîra, ball, globe).

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sphaera f (genitive sphaerae); first declension

  1. ball, globe, sphere
  2. a globe of the heavens
  3. a ball for playing

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sphaera sphaerae
Genitive sphaerae sphaerārum
Dative sphaerae sphaerīs
Accusative sphaeram sphaerās
Ablative sphaerā sphaerīs
Vocative sphaera sphaerae

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References[edit]

  • sphaera in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sphaera in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sphaera 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)
  • sphaera in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • sphaera in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm (1911), “sphaera”, in Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), page 613