syllaba

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

syllaba (plural syllabas)

  1. syllable

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek συλλαβή (sullabḗ), from σύν (sún, with, together) + λαμβάνω (lambánō, I take).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

syllaba f (genitive syllabae); first declension

  1. syllable
    • 397 CE – 400 CE, Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis, Cōnfessiōnēs 13.15:
      Vident enim [angelī] faciem tuam semper, et ibi legunt sine syllabīs temporum, quid velit aeterna voluntās tua.
      For they [the messengers/angels] always see your face, and they read there, without syllables of times, what your eternal will wills.
  2. (figuratively, in the plural) poems, verses

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative syllaba syllabae
Genitive syllabae syllabārum
Dative syllabae syllabīs
Accusative syllabam syllabās
Ablative syllabā syllabīs
Vocative syllaba syllabae

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • syllaba in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • syllaba in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • syllaba in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • to lengthen the pronunciation of a syllable or letter: syllabam, litteram producere (opp. corripere) (Quintil. 9. 4. 89)
    • this word ends in a long syllable: haec vox longa syllaba terminatur, in longam syllabam cadit, exit
    • a verbal, petty critic; a caviller: syllabarum auceps