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From Ancient Greek σφαῖρα (sphaîra, ball, globe).

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sphaera f (genitive sphaerae); first declension

  1. ball, globe, sphere
  2. a globe of the heavens
  3. a ball for playing

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sphaera sphaerae
genitive sphaerae sphaerārum
dative sphaerae sphaerīs
accusative sphaeram sphaerās
ablative sphaerā sphaerīs
vocative sphaera sphaerae

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ReferencesEdit

  • sphaera in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sphaera in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sphaera”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sphaera” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • sphaera in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers