ferula
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Usage note
The plural of “ferula” is “ferulas” or “ferulae.”
ferula(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. la férula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We learned about carrots and other plants in the ferula genus in science class.Aprendimos sobre las zanahorias y otras plantas del género férula en la clase de ciencia.
b. la cañaheja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I planted fennel and ferulae in my garden this afternoon.Esta tarde, planté hinojo y cañahejas en mi jardín.
2.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(implement for punishing children)
a. la férula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When the teacher found out Harry didn't do his homework, he beat him with a ferula.Cuando el maestro se enteró de que Harry no había hecho su tarea, lo pegó con una férula.
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férula
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férula
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (medical)
a. splint
No necesitarás un yeso. Solo tendrás que usar una férula por unas semanas.You won't need a cast. You'll only have to wear a splint for a few weeks.
2. (power)
a. rule
Las cosas que poseemos terminan poseyéndonos a nosotros. Estamos todos bajo la férula del capitalismo.The things we own ended up owning us. We're all under the rule of capitalism.
b. domination
El reino está bajo la férula de un rey tirano.The kingdom is under the domination of a tyrannical king.
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férula
1 (vara) birch; rod
2 (Med) splint
3 (dominio) rule; domination
vivir bajo la férula de un tirano to live under the iron rule of a tyrant
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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