See also: Uvula and úvula

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Uvula

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin ūvula, diminutive of ūva (grape).

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NounEdit

uvula (plural uvulae or uvulas or (obsolete) uvulæ)

  1. (anatomy) Ellipsis of palatine uvula: the fleshy appendage that hangs from the back of the soft palate, that closes the nasopharynx during swallowing
    Synonym: staphyle
  2. (anatomy) the slight elevation in the mucous membrane immediately behind the internal urethral orifice of the urinary bladder, caused by the middle lobe of the prostate
  3. (music) an object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring; a clapper

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from Late Latin ūvula (small grape), diminutive of Latin ūva. Doublet of uvule, another borrowing.

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NounEdit

uvula f (plural uvulas)

  1. uvula, palatine uvula

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ūva (a grape) +‎ -ula (diminutive suffix).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ūvula f (genitive ūvulae); first declension (Late Latin)

  1. Diminutive of ūva.

InflectionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ūvula ūvulae
Genitive ūvulae ūvulārum
Dative ūvulae ūvulīs
Accusative ūvulam ūvulās
Ablative ūvulā ūvulīs
Vocative ūvula ūvulae

DescendantsEdit

  • English: uvula
  • French: uvula, uvule
  • Malay: uvula

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin ūvula (little grape), diminutive of Latin ūva (grape).

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NounEdit

uvula (Jawi spelling اوۏولا‎, plural uvula-uvula, informal 1st possessive uvulaku, impolite 2nd possessive uvulamu, 3rd possessive uvulanya)

  1. (anatomy) Uvula (appendage that hangs from the palate)

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