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EtymologyEdit

Modern Latin, from Latin digitālis (of the fingers) (named with reference to the German common name for the plant, Fingerhut (thimble)).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪdʒɪˈtɑːlɪs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪdʒɪˈtælɪs/, /dɪdʒɪˈteɪlɪs/

NounEdit

digitalis (plural digitalises)

  1. Any plant of the genus Digitalis (herbaceous plants of the Plantaginaceae family, including the foxglove, Digitalis purpurea).
    • James Moore, Gardens of the Misses Garnier in 1834, The Gardener’s Magazine, and Register of Rural & Domestic Improvement, volume 19, page 210:
      11. Delphiniums and digitalises.
    • 1836, Joseph Harrison, The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists’ Magazine, volume 4, page 133:
      At the Medico-Botanical Society on Tuesday, Dr. Morries, made some some observations on opium, digitales, conium, and hyoscyamus, and exhibited specimens of oils obtained from the latter plants.
    • 1903, American Florist, volume 19, page 555:
      Polemoniums of various species, aubretias, dwarf phloxes, delphiniums, digitalises, gerums, erigerons and a number of other things have bloomed a second time []
  2. A medical extract of Digitalis purpurea prescribed for heart failure etc.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 188:
      ‘You very nearly died. I had to give you digitalis three times.’
    • 2001, Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2001, p. 25:
      The ancient remedy digitalis, extracted from the foxglove plant, for example, acts by blocking sodium channels in heart muscle, preventing potentially dangerous overactivity.

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NounEdit

digitalis

  1. digitalis (medical extract)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of digitalis (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative digitalis
genitive digitaliksen
partitive digitalista
illative digitalikseen
singular plural
nominative digitalis
accusative nom. digitalis
gen. digitaliksen
genitive digitaliksen
partitive digitalista
inessive digitaliksessa
elative digitaliksesta
illative digitalikseen
adessive digitaliksella
ablative digitalikselta
allative digitalikselle
essive digitaliksena
translative digitalikseksi
instructive
abessive digitaliksetta
comitative

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

digitus (finger, toe) +‎ -ālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

digitālis (neuter digitāle); third declension

  1. Of or belonging to the finger

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative digitālis digitāle digitālēs digitālia
genitive digitālis digitālium
dative digitālī digitālibus
accusative digitālem digitāle digitālēs, digitālīs digitālia
ablative digitālī digitālibus
vocative digitālis digitāle digitālēs digitālia

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