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An emission nebula

EtymologyEdit

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

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

  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-Italic *neβelā, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognate with Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos), νεφέλη (nephélē), Old High German nebul, Sanskrit नभस् (nábhas), Old Church Slavonic небо (nebo).

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nebula f (genitive nebulae); first declension

  1. fog
  2. cloud
  3. vapor

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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  • nebula”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nebula”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nebula in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • nebula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette