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EtymologyEdit

From Latin stylus, alternative spelling of stilus. Unrelated to Ancient Greek στῦλος (stûlos, pillar).

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stylus (plural styli or styluses)

  1. A sharp stick used in ancient times for writing on clay tablets or other surfaces; a sharp tool for engraving.
    Synonym: style
    • 2013 September 14, Jane Shilling, “The Golden Thread: the Story of Writing, by Ewan Clayton, review [print edition: Illuminating language]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1], page R28:
      [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.
  2. A tool for making small dots on a piece of heavy paper, used to produce Braille writing for the blind by hand.
  3. A phonograph needle.
  4. (botany) Synonym of style
  5. (computing) A small plastic stick used as a pen for writing on the touch-sensitive screen of an electronic device.

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Stylusy

NounEdit

stylus m

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

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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)

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stylus m (genitive stylī); second declension

  1. (proscribed) Alternative form of stilus

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

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

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