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Webster 1913 Edition


Ferula


Fer′u-la

,
Noun.
[L.
ferula
giant fennel (its stalks were used in punishing schoolboys), rod, whip, fr.
ferire
to strike; akin to OHG.
berjan
, Icel.
berja
. Cf.
Ferule
.]
1.
A ferule.
[Obs.]
Beau. & Fl.
2.
The imperial scepter in the Byzantine or Eastern Empire.

Definition 2022


Ferula

Ferula

See also: ferula and férula

Translingual

Proper noun

Ferula f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Apiaceae – many aromatic plants, including asafoetida.

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

ferula

ferula

See also: Ferula and férula

English

Noun

ferula (plural ferulas)

  1. (obsolete) A ferule.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) The imperial sceptre in the Byzantine Empire.


Latin

Etymology

Perhaps connected to festūca (stalk, straw).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfe.ru.la/, [ˈfɛ.rʊ.ɫa]

Noun

ferula f (genitive ferulae); first declension

  1. cane
  2. giant fennel or its stalk
  3. vocative singular of ferula

ferulā f

  1. ablative singular of ferula

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ferula ferulae
genitive ferulae ferulārum
dative ferulae ferulīs
accusative ferulam ferulās
ablative ferulā ferulīs
vocative ferula ferulae

Descendants

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