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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ungula (claw, hoof), from unguis (nail, claw, hoof).

NounEdit

ungula (plural ungulae)

  1. A hoof, claw, or talon.
  2. (geometry) A section of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base; so called from its resemblance to the hoof of a horse.
  1. (botany) Alternative form of unguis
  2. A surgical instrument for use in removing a dead fetus.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ungula in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

ungula (plural ungulas)

  1. nail, ungula

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From unguis (fingernail, talon) +‎ -ulus

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ungula f (genitive ungulae); first declension

  1. hoof, claw
  2. (figuratively) a horse
  3. an aromatic spice

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ungula ungulae
Genitive ungulae ungulārum
Dative ungulae ungulīs
Accusative ungulam ungulās
Ablative ungulā ungulīs
Vocative ungula ungulae

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From a syncopated Vulgar Latin form *ungla:

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