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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] velum ‘veil, sail’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈviːləm/

Noun

Singular
velum

Plural
vela

velum (vela)
  1. A thin membrane, resembling a veil, such as:
    1. A locomotory and feeding organ provided with cilia found in the larval stage of bivalves.
    2. A delicate membrane found on certain protists.
    3. A circular membrane round the cap of a sea jelly, or medusa.
    4. A veil-like membrane of immature mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is torn by growth, to reveal the gills.
    5. (anatomy) The soft palate.

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Latin

vēla rubra (red sails)

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Pronunciation

Noun

vēlum (genitive vēlī); n, second declension

  1. the sail of a ship
  2. a cloth, curtain, veil, awning

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative vēlum vēla
genitive vēlī vēlōrum
dative vēlō vēlīs
accusative vēlum vēla
ablative vēlō vēlīs
vocative vēlum vēla

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