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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fossa (ditch).

Noun

Singular
fossa

Plural
fossae

fossa (fossae)
  1. (anatomy) A pit, groove, cavity, or depression, of greater or less depth
  2. (geology) A long, narrow, shallow depression on the body of an extraterrestrial body, such as a planet or moon.
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Etymology 2

Noun

Singular
fossa

Plural
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fossa ({{{1}}})
A fossa (the mammal) in a zoo in Texas, USA
  1. A carnivorous mammal endemic to Madagascar, with scientific name Cryptoprocta ferox

Italian

Noun

fossa f. (plural fosse)

  1. pit, hole
  2. grave

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Latin

Noun

fossa (genitive fossae); f, first declension

  1. ditch, trench, moat

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative fossa fossae
genitive fossae fossārum
dative fossae fossīs
accusative fossam fossās
ablative fossā fossīs
vocative fossa fossae

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