EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin stylus (a stake or pale). Probably not directly related to Ancient Greek στῦλος (stûlos, a pillar). Doublet of style.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstaɪ.ləs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪləs

NounEdit

stylus (plural styli or styluses)

  1. (writing) An ancient writing implement consisting of a small rod with a pointed end for scratching letters on clay, wax-covered tablets or other surfaces, and a blunt end for obliterating them.
    • 2013 September 14, Jane Shilling, “The Golden Thread: the Story of Writing, by Ewan Clayton, review”, in The Telegraph[1]:
      [T]he pleasure of writing on wax with a stylus is exemplified by the fine, flowing hand of a Roman scribe who made out the birth certificate of Herennia Gemella, born March 128 AD.
    1. A small implement with a pointed end used for engraving and tracing.
    2. (computing) A small device resembling a pen used to input handwritten text or drawings directly into an electronic device with a touch-sensitive screen.
  2. A hard-pointed pen-shaped instrument for marking on stencils used in a mimeograph machine.
  3. A hard point, typically of diamond or sapphire, following a groove in a phonograph and transmitting the recorded sound for reproduction.
    Synonym: needle
    1. A pointed device formerly used to produce a groove in a record when recording sound.
  4. A tool for making small dots on a piece of heavy paper, used to produce Braille writing for the blind by hand.
  5. (botany) Synonym of style.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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CzechEdit

 
Stylusy

NounEdit

stylus m

  1. stylus (small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch sensitive screen of an electronic gadget)

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin stylus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsti.lʏs/
  • Hyphenation: sty‧lus

NounEdit

stylus m (plural stylussen)

  1. stylus (sharp pen used for writing on clay tablets or wax tablets)
  2. stylus (plastic stick used for interacting with touch-screen devices)

Related termsEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stylus m (genitive stylī); second declension

  1. (proscribed) Alternative form of stilus

InflectionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stylus stylī
Genitive stylī stylōrum
Dative stylō stylīs
Accusative stylum stylōs
Ablative stylō stylīs
Vocative style stylī

DescendantsEdit

  • English: style, stylus

ReferencesEdit

  • stylus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    stilus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stylus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
    stilus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • stylus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
    stilus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • stylus 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)
  • stylus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
    stilus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers