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frenum

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin frēnum.

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NounEdit

frenum (plural frena or frenums)

  1. A frenulum.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (to hold), whence also ferē, fermē and firmus.

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NounEdit

frēnum n (genitive frēnī); second declension

  1. A bridle, harness, curb, bit.
  2. (figuratively) A means of guiding or governing; restraint, check, limit.
  3. (by extension) That which holds things together; band.

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative frēnum frēna
genitive frēnī frēnōrum
dative frēnō frēnīs
accusative frēnum frēna
ablative frēnō frēnīs
vocative frēnum frēna

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