LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From auricula, which underwent syncope of /u/ and a 'rustic' monophthongisation of /au̯/. Attested in the Appendix Probi.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ōricla f (genitive ōriclae); first declension

  1. (Vulgar Latin, nonstandard, proscribed) Alternative form of auricula ("ear").
    • 3rd–4th century C.E., Appendix Probi:
      auris non oricla
      [Use/Say] auris, not oricla.

InflectionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ōricla ōriclae
Genitive ōriclae ōriclārum
Dative ōriclae ōriclīs
Accusative ōriclam ōriclās
Ablative ōriclā ōriclīs
Vocative ōricla ōriclae

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Jensen, Frede. 1999. A comparative study of Romance. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. Page 45.
  • Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm (1911), “auricula”, in Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), page 52