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limus

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *limo (oblique), with no known cognates outside of Italic.

AdjectiveEdit

līmus m (feminine līma, neuter līmum); first/second declension

  1. sidelong, askew, askance, sideways
InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative līmus līma līmum līmī līmae līma
genitive līmī līmae līmī līmōrum līmārum līmōrum
dative līmō līmae līmō līmīs līmīs līmīs
accusative līmum līmam līmum līmōs līmās līma
ablative līmō līmā līmō līmīs līmīs līmīs
vocative līme līma līmum līmī līmae līma
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ley- (slime, slimy, sticky, slippery). Cognates include Sanskrit लिनाति (lināti, sticks, stays, adheres to; slips into, disappears), Russian слимак (slimak, snail), Old Church Slavonic слина (slina, spittle), Old Irish sligim (to smear), leinam (I follow, literally I stick to), Irish lean, Welsh llyfn (smooth), Ancient Greek λεῖμαξ (leîmaks, snail), λίμνη (límnē, marsh, pool, lake),

NounEdit

līmus m (genitive līmī); second declension

  1. mud, slime, muck
  2. (figuratively) feces within the bowels.
  3. filth, pollution
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative līmus līmī
genitive līmī līmōrum
dative līmō līmīs
accusative līmum līmōs
ablative līmō līmīs
vocative līme līmī
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Perhaps from ligō (tie, bind)

NounEdit

līmus m (genitive līmī); second declension

  1. a priest's apron.
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative līmus līmī
genitive līmī līmōrum
dative līmō līmīs
accusative līmum līmōs
ablative līmō līmīs
vocative līme līmī
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • (adjective) limus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • (mud) limus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • (apron) limus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers