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stilus

See also: stílus

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stilus.

NounEdit

stilus

  1. stylus (sharp stick used in ancient times for writing in clay tablets)

DeclensionEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *steyg-. Cognate to Latin instīgō/instigare, Ancient Greek στίζω (stízō, to mark with a pointed instrument) and Proto-Germanic *stikaną (to stick, to stab).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stilus m (genitive stilī); second declension

  1. A pointed instrument; stake, pale, spike.
  2. A stylus or pencil used for writing on waxen tablets.
  3. (botany) The stem of a plant.
  4. (by extension) The act of setting down in writing, composing, composition; manner of writing, style.
  5. (by extension) A style in speaking, manner of speaking.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative stilus stilī
genitive stilī stilōrum
dative stilō stilīs
accusative stilum stilōs
ablative stilō stilīs
vocative stile stilī

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ReferencesEdit

  • stilus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  1. ^ “stilo, istigare” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2