limbus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin limbus (edge, border)

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NounEdit

limbus (plural limbi)

  1. (medicine, biology) A border of an anatomical part, such as the edge of the cornea.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from the same Proto-Indo-European root as

  • Sanskrit लम्बते (lambate, hangs down) and English limp
  • Or Lithuanian linta (ribbon) and Old Norse linnr (whether).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

limbus m (genitive limbī); second declension

  1. A border, edge
  2. hem, fringe

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative limbus limbī
genitive limbī limbōrum
dative limbō limbīs
accusative limbum limbōs
ablative limbō limbīs
vocative limbe limbī

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: limbus
  • Russian: лимб (limb)
Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 19:17