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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vōcālis.

NounEdit

vocalis

  1. A triangular band of muscle, inserted into the vocal process of the arytenoid cartilage, and into the adjacent portion of its anterior surface; it lies parallel with the vocal ligament, to which it is adherent.

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /woːˈkaː.lis/, [woːˈkaː.lʲɪs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /voˈka.lis/, [vɔˈkaː.lis]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

Derived from the oblique stem vōc- of vōx (voice) +‎ -ālis (-al, adjective-forming derivational suffix).

AdjectiveEdit

vōcālis (neuter vōcāle, adverb vōcāliter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. vocal, having a voice, speaking
  2. sounding, not silent
  3. sonorous, melodious
  4. never silent
  5. prophesying
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative vōcālis vōcāle vōcālēs vōcālia
Genitive vōcālis vōcālium
Dative vōcālī vōcālibus
Accusative vōcālem vōcāle vōcālēs
vōcālīs
vōcālia
Ablative vōcālī vōcālibus
Vocative vōcālis vōcāle vōcālēs vōcālia
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Catalan: vocal
  • Dutch: vocaal
  • English: vocal
  • French: vocal
  • German: vokal

Etymology 2Edit

Noun use of the adjective vōcālis, in elliptical use for littera vōcālis or lītera vōcālis (literally sounding letter), a calque of Ancient Greek φωνῆεν (phōnêen).

NounEdit

vōcālis f (genitive vōcālis); third declension

  1. (grammar) vowel
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem, ablative singular in -e or ).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vōcālis vōcālēs
Genitive vōcālis vōcālium
Dative vōcālī vōcālibus
Accusative vōcālem vōcālēs
vōcālīs
Ablative vōcāle
vōcālī
vōcālibus
Vocative vōcālis vōcālēs
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Middle High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vōcālis.

NounEdit

vocalis f

  1. vowel
    • 13th century. In: Seifried Helbling. Herausgegeben und erklärt von Joseph Seemüller, Halle a. S., 1886, p. 237f.:
      Quinque sunt vocales
      A E I O U.
      Diu êrst vocalis ist daz â.
      [...]
      Diu dritt vocalis ist daz î.
      [...]
      Diu fünft vocalis ist daz û.
      [...]
    • 13th century. In: Das deutsche Kirchenlied von der ältesten Zeit bis zu Anfang des XVII. Jahrhunderts. Von Philipp Wackernagel. Zweiter Band, Leipzig, 1867, p. 209:
      Quinque sunt vocales, | A E I O U. | Diu erst vocalis ist daz a. | [...] | Diu dritt vocalis ist daz i. | [...] | Diu vünft vocalis ist daz u. | [...]

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