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EtymologyEdit

From Latin flabellum (fan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fləˈbɛləm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

flabellum (plural flabellums or flabella)

  1. A large fan used for religious ceremonies.
  2. (botany, zoology) Any fan-shaped structure.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive form of flābrum (breeze).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

flābellum n (genitive flābellī); second declension

  1. A small (hand-held) fan, especially for keeping off flies.
  2. (Ecclesiastical Latin) flabellum.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative flābellum flābella
Genitive flābellī flābellōrum
Dative flābellō flābellīs
Accusative flābellum flābella
Ablative flābellō flābellīs
Vocative flābellum flābella

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: flabellum
  • Portuguese: flabelo

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