stylus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin stylus, alternative spelling of stilus. Unrelated to Ancient Greek στῦλος (stûlos, pillar).

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Noun[edit]

stylus (plural styli or styluses)

  1. 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)[1], 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.
  2. A phonograph needle.
  3. A small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch sensitive screen of an electronic gadget.
  4. A tool for making small dots on a piece of heavy paper, used to produce Braille writing for the blind by hand.
  5. (botany) Synonym of style

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Czech[edit]

Stylusy

Noun[edit]

stylus m

  1. stylus (small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch sensitive screen of an electronic gadget)

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stylus m (genitive stylī); second declension

  1. (proscribed) Alternative form of stilus

References[edit]

  • stylus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    stilus 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
    stilus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stylus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
    stilus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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 Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
    stilus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers