See also: Stella

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stēlla (star). Doublet of estoile and étoile.

NounEdit

stella (plural stellae)

  1. (botany) A star-shaped structure.
    • 1939 June, Reed C. Rollins, “Studies in the Genus Lesquerella”, in American Journal of Botany, volume 26, number 6:
      Plants of this collection are several decimeters taller; the pedicels are more remote in the inforescence; the stellae are larger and form a less dense cover on plant parts, and the siliques are slightly larger than in the usual form of the species.
    • 1997 July, Maria de Fátima Agra & Michael Nee, “A new species of Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum (Solanaceae) from northeastern Brazil”, in Brittonia, volume 49, number 3:
      Stems and young branches terete, viscid, densely ferruginous-tomentose with sessile to short-stalked pauciradiate stellae bearing greatly prolonged 4-6-celled midpoints, these 0.1-0.2 cm long, gland-tipped, strongly armed with ferruginous laterally compressed prickles, these broad-based and sparsely glandular in the basal quarter.
    • 2008 December, Fang Chen & XiPing Dong, “The internal structure of Early Cambrian fossil embryo Olivooides revealed in the light of synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy”, in Chinese Science Bulletin, volume 53, number 24:
      The morphological and statistic analyses are also given to the stellae structure of Olivooides and Punctatus, which indicates that this structure is a result of adaptive evolu- tion to a lifestyle of fast-attaching after hatching, probably with the function of mucilage secretion.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin stella, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. Cognates include Italian stella and Romanian stea.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stella f (plural stelle)

  1. star

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stella, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

NounEdit

stella (plural stellas)

  1. star

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stēlla, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. Doublet of étoile.

PronunciationEdit

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈstella/
  • (Milan) IPA(key): /ˈstɛlla/
  • (Milan)
    (file)
  • Hyphenation: stél‧la

NounEdit

stella f (plural stelle)

  1. a star
    • c. 1226, Francis of Assisi, Cantico delle creature [Canticle of the Creatures]‎[1], printed by the Biblioteca del Sacro Convento di San Francesco, page 2:
      Laudato ſi mi ſignore ᵱ ſora luna e le ſtelle, in celu lai foꝛmate clarite ⁊ p̃tioſe ⁊ belle.
      Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in heaven you have made them clear and precious and beautiful.
  2. (heraldry) star, mullet

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

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NounEdit

stēlla f (genitive stēllae); first declension

  1. star
    Synonyms: astēr, astrum, sīdus
  2. wandering star, planet
    Synonym: stēlla errāns
  3. star shape

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stēlla stēllae
Genitive stēllae stēllārum
Dative stēllae stēllīs
Accusative stēllam stēllās
Ablative stēllā stēllīs
Vocative stēlla stēllae

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ReferencesEdit

  • stella in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stella in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stella in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • stella in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the regular courses of the stars: motus stellarum constantes et rati
    • the planets: stellae errantes, vagae
    • the fixed stars: stellae inerrantes (N. D. 2. 21. 54)

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stēlla.

NounEdit

stella f (plural stelle)

  1. star

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Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stella, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

NounEdit

stella f (oblique plural stellas, nominative singular stella, nominative plural stellas)

  1. star

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SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stēlla, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, a derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr, derived from the root *h₂eh₁s- (to burn).

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stella f (plural stellas)

  1. (Campidanese) star
    Synonyms: steddu, streglia

stella f (plural stelli)

  1. (Gallurese) star
    Synonyms: istella, stedda

TarantinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Neapolitan stella, Latin stella, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

NounEdit

stella

  1. star