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EtymologyEdit

From Latin officīna.

NounEdit

officina f (plural officine)

  1. workshop
  2. (pharmacology) laboratory

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From opificium (action of working), from opifex (laborer, worker).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

officīna f (genitive officīnae); first declension

  1. workshop, manufactory
  2. a poultry house, henhouse
  3. (New Latin, especially botany) an apothecary's, a pharmacy

Usage notesEdit

An officīna is a shop where goods are manufactured. A taberna can be a shop where goods are sold. It is possible for a single shop to be both a taberna and an officīna. In scientific names, it and its derivatives (officinarum, officinalis, &c.) usually indicates use in producing medicines.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative officīna officīnae
Genitive officīnae officīnārum
Dative officīnae officīnīs
Accusative officīnam officīnās
Ablative officīnā officīnīs
Vocative officīna officīnae

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: oficina
  • English: office
  • French: officine
  • Galician: oficina

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

officina f (plural officinas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of oficina