tegula

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin tegula (a tile), from tegō (to cover). Doublet of tile.

Noun[edit]

tegula (plural tegulae)

  1. (entomology) A small sclerite situated above the base of the costal vein in the wings of various insects, and attached to the anterolateral portion of the mesonotum.
  2. (archaeology) A flat Roman roof tile with raised edges, joined together by an imbrex.
  3. (malacology) Any sea snail in the genus Tegula.

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Noun[edit]

tegula (plural tegulas)

  1. tile

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Latin[edit]

tēgula

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teg- (to cover); synchronically tegere (to cover) +‎ -ula.

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Noun[edit]

tēgula f (genitive tēgulae); first declension

  1. a roof-tile
  2. vocative singular of tēgula

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tēgula tēgulae
Genitive tēgulae tēgulārum
Dative tēgulae tēgulīs
Accusative tēgulam tēgulās
Ablative tēgulā tēgulīs
Vocative tēgula tēgulae

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References[edit]

  • tegula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tegula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • tegula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tegula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin