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EnglishEdit

See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:
 
Diagram showing the abdomen of an insect.

EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1541.[1] Borrowing from Middle French abdomen, from Latin abdomen, possibly from abdō (conceal), from ab (away) + dere (to put, place).[1]

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NounEdit

abdomen (plural abdomens or abdomina)

  1. (obsolete) The fat surrounding the belly. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 17th century.][2]
  2. (anatomy) The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis, not including the back; or in some lower vertebrates, the portion between the cardiac and caudal regions. [First attested in the early 17th century.][2]
  3. (anatomy) The cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the viscera; often restricted in humans to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity. [First attested in the early 17th century.][2]
    He was all bent over complaining of pains in the abdomen.
  4. (zoology, entomology) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda. [First attested in the late 18th century.][2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 “abdomen” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

NounEdit

abdomen m (plural abdòmens)

  1. abdomen

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abdomen m (plural abdomens)

  1. abdomen

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of unclear origin; often suggested to be from abdō (to hide, conceal) +‎ -men, though de Vaan doesn't find this convincing. [1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abdōmen n (genitive abdōminis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) belly, abdomen
  2. (by extension of meaning) gluttony
  3. accusative singular of abdōmen
  4. vocative singular of abdōmen

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative abdōmen abdōmina
genitive abdōminis abdōminum
dative abdōminī abdōminibus
accusative abdōmen abdōmina
ablative abdōmine abdōminibus
vocative abdōmen abdōmina

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abdomen (Jawi spelling ابدومن, plural abdomen-abdomen)

  1. Abdomen (belly)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French abdomen, Latin abdomen.

NounEdit

abdomen n (plural abdomene)

  1. abdomen, belly

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /abdǒːmen/
  • Hyphenation: ab‧do‧men

NounEdit

abdómen m (Cyrillic spelling абдо́мен)

  1. abdomen

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /abˈdomen/, [aβˈðomẽn]

NounEdit

abdomen m (plural abdómenes)

  1. abdomen
    Synonyms: vientre

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