talus

See also: tālus

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From Latin.

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talus (plural tali)

  1. (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
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Etymology 2Edit

From French talus.

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talus (plural taluses)

  1. (geology) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
    • 1994, Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing,
      By the time he reached the first talus slides under the tall escarpments of the Pilares the dawn was not far to come.
  2. (architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.
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Unknown origin.

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talus m (plural talus)

  1. slope, embankment

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tālus m (genitive tālī); second declension

  1. The ankle or anklebone (of animals), talus; knucklebone.
  2. An oblong die rounded at its ends and only marked on its other four sides.
  3. (figuratively) The heel.

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative tālus tālī
genitive tālī tālōrum
dative tālō tālīs
accusative tālum tālōs
ablative tālō tālīs
vocative tāle tālī

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