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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cella. Compare cell.

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NounEdit

cella (plural cellae)

  1. (architecture) The central, enclosed part of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticos. [from 17th c.]
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      Room by room, Sarrasine advances to the cella of the hermaphrodite god, veiled like Spenser's Venus.

CatalanEdit

 
Catalan Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia ca

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan (compare Occitan cilha), from Latin cilia (compare Spanish ceja), from cilium (compare French cil), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel-yo-m, from *ḱel- (to cover).

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cella f (plural celles)

  1. eyebrow

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

cella f (plural cellas)

  1. cella

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese [Term?] (compare Portuguese celha), from Latin cilia (compare Spanish ceja), from cilium.

NounEdit

cella f (plural cellas)

  1. eyebrow

ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has articles on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cella, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱelnā.

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cella f (plural celle)

  1. cell

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱelneh₂, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cover) and a suffix -nā. Cognate to Proto-Indo-European *ḱel-: Latin clam, Latin celo, Proto-Germanic *helaną.

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NounEdit

cella f (genitive cellae); first declension

  1. a small room, a hut, storeroom
  2. a barn, granary
  3. the part of a temple where the image of a god stood; altar, sanctuary, shrine, pantry

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cella cellae
Genitive cellae cellārum
Dative cellae cellīs
Accusative cellam cellās
Ablative cellā cellīs
Vocative cella cellae

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ReferencesEdit

  • cella in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cella in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cella in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cella in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • cella in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • cella in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cella in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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cella m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of celle

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NounEdit

cella f

  1. definite singular of celle