See also: Ferula and férula

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin ferula (giant fennel (whose stalks were once used in punishing schoolboys); rod, whip), from ferire (to strike).

NounEdit

ferula (plural ferulas or ferulae)

  1. (obsolete) A ferule.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)
  2. (archaic) A stroke from a cane.
  3. (obsolete) The imperial sceptre in the Byzantine Empire.

TranslationsEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ferula in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain but perhaps connected to festūca (stalk, straw).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ferula f (genitive ferulae); first declension

  1. cane
  2. giant fennel or its stalk
  3. vocative singular of ferula

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ferula ferulae
Genitive ferulae ferulārum
Dative ferulae ferulīs
Accusative ferulam ferulās
Ablative ferulā ferulīs
Vocative ferula ferulae

DescendantsEdit

  • French: férule
  • Spanish: férula, cañaherla, cañaheja
  • Translingual: Ferula

NounEdit

ferulā f

  1. ablative singular of ferula

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