fossa

See also: Fossa

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin fossa (ditch).

NounEdit

fossa (plural fossae or fossæ)

  1. (anatomy) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth.
  2. (geology) A long, narrow, shallow depression on the body of an extraterrestrial body, such as a planet or moon.
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Etymology 2Edit

A fossa (the mammal) in a zoo in Texas, USA

See Wikipedia-logo.png Fossa etymology on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Fossa (animal)#Etymology

NounEdit

fossa (plural fossas)

  1. A carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar, Cryptoprocta ferox.
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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fossa

NounEdit

fossa f (plural fosse)

  1. pit, hole
  2. grave
  3. (anatomy) fossa
  4. trough (depression between waves or ridges)

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fossa

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of ester
  2. third-person plural imperfect subjunctive of ester

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fodiō (dig out, excavate).

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NounEdit

fossa f (genitive fossae); first declension

  1. ditch, trench, moat
  2. gutter, waterway
  3. (Late Latin) grave

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fossa fossae
genitive fossae fossārum
dative fossae fossīs
accusative fossam fossās
ablative fossā fossīs
vocative fossa fossae

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fossa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of fossar
  2. second-person singular imperative of fossar
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