- A sharp stick used in ancient times for writing in clay tablets or other surfaces; a sharp tool for engraving.
2013 September 14, Jane Shilling, “The Golden Thread: the Story of Writing, by Ewan Clayton, review [print edition: Illuminating language]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review), page R28:
- [T]he pleasure of writing on wax with a stylus is exemplified by the fine, flowing hand of a Roman scribe who made out the birth certificate of Herennia Gemella, born March 128 AD.
- A phonograph needle.
- A small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch sensitive screen of an electronic gadget.
- A tool for making small dots on a piece of heavy paper, used to produce Braille writing for the blind by hand.
- (botany) Synonym of
tool for writing on clay tablets
pen for writing on touch-sensitive screen
tool for writing Braille
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Translations to be checked
- stylus (small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch sensitive screen of an electronic gadget)
Declension of stylus
- Alternative form of
- stylus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- stylus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “stylus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- “stylus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- stylus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers