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Galea
See also: Galea, gálea, and gàlea

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin galea. Doublet of galley.

Noun

galea (plural galeae)

  1. A Roman helmet.
  2. (botany) An organ or a part of a plant that is shaped like a galea (helmet).
  3. (entomology) A mouthpart found in some species of chewing insect, which is shaped like a galea (helmet).
  4. (surgery) A kind of bandage for the head.
  5. (medicine) A headache extending all over the head.

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Italian

Etymology

From Byzantine Greek (galéa), from (galia, "type of shellfish"), from Ancient Greek (galeós, "shark").

Noun

galea f (plural galee)

  1. (nautical) galley (slender Mediterranean ship propelled primarily by oars and sails)
    Synonym: galera
  2. helmet (roman leather helmet)
    Synonyms: casco, caschetto, elmo, elmetto

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Latin

Roman galea

Etymology

Probably from Ancient Greek (galé?, "weasel, marten"), with a sense development "weasel, marten" -> "hide of weasel, marten" -> "helmet made of hide," from Proto-Indo-European *gli- ("weasel, mouse"), related to Latin glis.[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

galea f (genitive galeae); first declension

  1. a helmet.
  2. vocative singular of galea

Declension

First-declension noun.

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Descendants

  • Catalan: gàlea
  • -> English: galea
  • Spanish: gálea

Noun

gale? f

  1. ablative singular of galea

References

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, ->ISBN

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