terebra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin terebra (a borer).

Noun[edit]

terebra (plural terebras or terebrae)

  1. The boring ovipositor of a hymenopterous insect.
  2. (historical) An Ancient Roman engine for making a breach in a wall.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for terebra in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin terebra.

Noun[edit]

terebra f (plural terebre)

  1. terebra (the ovipositor of hymenopterous insects)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

terebra

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

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ter(ō) +‎ -bra.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

terebra

  1. an instrument for boring; borer; gimlet
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative terebra terebrae
Genitive terebrae terebrārum
Dative terebrae terebrīs
Accusative terebram terebrās
Ablative terebrā terebrīs
Vocative terebra terebrae
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

terebrā

  1. first-person singular present active imperative of terebrō

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