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EtymologyEdit

From Latin tegula (a tile), from tegō (I cover).

NounEdit

tegula (plural tegulae)

  1. (entomology) A small sclerite situated above the base of the costal vein in the wings of various insects, and attached to the anterolateral portion of the mesonotum.
  2. (archaeology) A flat Roman roof tile with raised edges, joined together by an imbrex.

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

tegula (plural tegulas)

  1. tile

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tegō (I cover) +‎ -ula, from Ancient Greek τέγος (tégos, roof).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tēgula f (genitive tēgulae); first declension

  1. a roof-tile
  2. vocative singular of tēgula

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tēgula tēgulae
genitive tēgulae tēgulārum
dative tēgulae tēgulīs
accusative tēgulam tēgulās
ablative tēgulā tēgulīs
vocative tēgula tēgulae

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ReferencesEdit

  • tegula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tegula”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tegula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tegula in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin