squilla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squilla, from Ancient Greek σκίλλα (skílla).

Noun[edit]

squilla (plural squillas or squillae)

  1. A dinner bell, (historical) a shrill little bell used to signal dinner for medieval monks.
  2. (botany, obsolete) The squill, the sea onion.
  3. (zoology) The mantis shrimp (Squilla mantis) or other members of the genus Squilla.
  4. (zoology, obsolete) An insect resembling the mantis shrimp.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

squilla

  1. third-person singular present indicative of squillare
  2. second-person singular imperative of squillare

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek σκίλλα (skílla, squill, Urginea maritima).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

squilla f (genitive squillae); first declension

  1. (botany) The squill or sea onion.
  2. A shrill little dinner bell used by medieval monks.
  3. A kind of shrimp

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative squilla squillae
Genitive squillae squillārum
Dative squillae squillīs
Accusative squillam squillās
Ablative squillā squillīs
Vocative squilla squillae

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