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See also: Abdomen, abdómen, and abdômen

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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] Borrowed from Middle French abdomen, from Latin abdomen, possibly from abdō (conceal), from ab (away) + dere (to put, place).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abdomen (plural abdomens or abdomina)

  1. (obsolete) The fat surrounding the belly. [mid 16th c. – late 17th c.][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. [from early 17th c.][2]
    Synonyms: belly, tummy, stomach (informal); see also Thesaurus:belly
  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. [from early 17th c.][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. [from late 18th c.][2]

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ReferencesEdit

  • abdomen at OneLook Dictionary Search
  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), 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, page 3.

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

PronunciationEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

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, informal first-person possessive abdomenku, second-person possessive abdomenmu, third-person possessive abdomennya)

  1. Abdomen (belly)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French abdomen, Latin abdomen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abdomen n (plural abdomene)

  1. (anatomy) abdomen, belly
    Synonyms: burtă, pântece, vintre

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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
    Synonym: vientre

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