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An emission nebula

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin nebula (little cloud, mist). Akin to Ancient Greek νεφέλη (nephélē, cloud) (Modern Greek νεφέλη (neféli)), German Nebel (mist, nebula), Old Norse nifl, Polish niebo (sky, heaven).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: neb'jə-lə, IPA(key): /ˈnɛbjʊlə/
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nebula (plural nebulae or nebulas)

  1. (astronomy) A cloud in outer space consisting of gas or dust (e.g. a cloud formed after a star explodes).
  2. (archaic, medicine) A white spot or slight opacity of the cornea.
  3. (obsolete, medicine) A cloudy appearance in the urine

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NounEdit

nebula (plural nebulas)

  1. fog, mist, haze
  2. (pathology) nebula

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin nebula. Doublet of nebbia, which was inherited.

NounEdit

nebula f (plural nebule)

  1. (archaic) fog, mist; cloud
  2. nebula

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognate with Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos), νεφέλη (nephélē), Old High German nebul, Sanskrit नभस् (nábhas).

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nebula f (genitive nebulae); first declension

  1. fog
  2. cloud
  3. vapor
  4. vocative singular of nebula

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nebula nebulae
Genitive nebulae nebulārum
Dative nebulae nebulīs
Accusative nebulam nebulās
Ablative nebulā nebulīs
Vocative nebula nebulae

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nebulā f

  1. ablative singular of nebula

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