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NounEdit

fabella (plural fabellae)

  1. (anatomy) One of the small sesamoid bones situated behind the condyles of the femur, in some mammals.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of fābula.

NounEdit

fābella f (genitive fābellae); first declension

  1. (short) story, fable, play

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fābella fābellae
genitive fābellae fābellārum
dative fābellae fābellīs
accusative fābellam fābellās
ablative fābellā fābellīs
vocative fābella fābellae

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • fabella in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fabella in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fabella”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fabella” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • an anecdote: narratiuncula, fabella (Fin. 5. 15)