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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fovea (ditch, pit).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fovea (plural foveas or foveae or foveæ)

  1. (anatomy) A slight depression or pit in a bone or organ.
  2. (anatomy) The retinal fovea, or fovea centralis, responsible for sharp central vision.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰow- (pit, hole).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fovea f (genitive foveae); first declension

  1. pit
  2. snare, pitfall

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fovea foveae
genitive foveae foveārum
dative foveae foveīs
accusative foveam foveās
ablative foveā foveīs
vocative fovea foveae

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ReferencesEdit

  • fŏvĕa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “FOVEA1”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre, page 1. FOVEA
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “FOVEA2”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre, page 2. FOVEA
  • fovea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fŏvĕa” on page 684/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fouea” on page 729/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “fovea”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 450/1