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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin fenestra.

NounEdit

fenestra (plural fenestras or fenestrae)

  1. (anatomy) An opening in a body, sometimes with a membrane.
    • 2010, Aina J. Gulya, ‎Lloyd B. Minor, ‎Michael E. Glasscock, Glasscock-Shambaugh Surgery of the Ear, page 536:
      The platinum shaft connecting the ribbon to the piston base is a rounded wire and can be easily angulated after placement of the prosthesis for optimal incus to fenestra reach.

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin. Compare Italian finestra, French fenêtre, Esperanto fenestro, German Fenster, Dutch venster.

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NounEdit

fenestra (plural fenestras)

  1. window

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Probably of Etruscan origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fenestra f (genitive fenestrae); first declension

 
The wings of many insects have transparent areas, called fenestrae.
  1. a window, an opening for light,
    Haec domus quattuor fenestras habet.
    This house has four windows.
  2. a breach, a loophole
  3. an orifice, inlet
  4. an opportunity
  5. vocative singular of fenestra

fenestrā f

  1. ablative singular of fenestra

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fenestra fenestrae
genitive fenestrae fenestrārum
dative fenestrae fenestrīs
accusative fenestram fenestrās
ablative fenestrā fenestrīs
vocative fenestra fenestrae

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ReferencesEdit

  • fenestra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fenestra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fenestra”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fenestra” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fenestra in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fenestra in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin fenestra. Compare the inherited doublet fresta.

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NounEdit

fenestra f (plural fenestras)

  1. (dated, formal) window

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SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin fenestra. Doublet of hiniestra, which was inherited.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fe̞ˈne̞s.tɾa/
  • Hyphenation: fe‧nes‧tra

NounEdit

fenestra f (plural fenestras)

  1. (dated) window

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