spina

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See also: špina and špína

Faroese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

spina f (genitive singular spinu, uncountable)

  1. sperm

Declension[edit]

Declension of spina (singular only)
f1s singular
indefinite definite
nominative spina spinan
accusative spinu spinuna
dative spinu spinuni
genitive spinu spinunnar

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spina

Noun[edit]

spina f ‎(plural spine)

  1. thorn
  2. spine, prickle
  3. plug (electrical)
  4. bone (of fish)
  5. bunghole

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *speyn-, *spiHn-. Cognates include Latvian spina and Russian спина(spina).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spīna f ‎(genitive spīnae); first declension

  1. thorn, spine, prickle
  2. A low wall along the centre of a circus (race course)
  3. (in the plural) difficulties

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spīna spīnae
genitive spīnae spīnārum
dative spīnae spīnīs
accusative spīnam spīnās
ablative spīnā spīnīs
vocative spīna spīnae

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References[edit]

  • spina in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • spina in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • SPINA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.spina”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • subtleties of logic; dilemmas: disserendi spinae (Fin. 4. 28. 79)
    • minute, captious subdivisions and definitions: spinae partiendi et definiendi (Tusc. 5. 8. 22)
  • spina in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • spina in William Smith., editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • spina in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 580