See also: Facula

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin facula (little torch).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
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facula (plural faculae)

  1. (astronomy) A bright spot or patch between sunspots.
    • c. 1933-1934, Hugh MacDiarmid, On a Raised Beach
      Glaucous, hoar, enfouldered, cyathiform, / Making mere faculae of the sun and moon []

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive from fax (torch) +‎ -ula.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

facula f (genitive faculae); first declension

  1. small torch

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative facula faculae
Genitive faculae faculārum
Dative faculae faculīs
Accusative faculam faculās
Ablative faculā faculīs
Vocative facula faculae

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ReferencesEdit

  • facula”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • facula”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • facula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • facula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • facula in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016