sagitta

See also: Sagitta

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sagitta (arrow).

NounEdit

sagitta (plural sagittas)

  1. The keystone of an arch.
  2. (geometry) The distance from a point in a curve to the chord; also, the versed sine of an arc; so called from its resemblance to an arrow resting on the bow and string.
  3. (anatomy) The larger of the two otoliths, or ear bones, found in most fishes.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


LatinEdit

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duae sagittae (two arrows)

EtymologyEdit

Unknown etymology. Probably from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language. [1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sagitta f (genitive sagittae); first declension

  1. arrow, bolt
  2. (medicine) lancet
  3. (botany) arrowhead, a plant of the genus Sagittaria.

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sagitta sagittae
genitive sagittae sagittārum
dative sagittae sagittīs
accusative sagittam sagittās
ablative sagittā sagittīs
vocative sagitta sagittae

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “saetta” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2
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