See also: Anus, anüs, ânus, and -anus

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EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1658, from Old French anus, from Latin ānus (ring, anus), from Proto-Indo-European *ano- (ring). See also anal, annular, annelid.

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anus (plural anuses)

  1. (anatomy) The lower opening of the alimentary canal, through which feces and flatus are ejected.

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anus m

  1. (anatomy) anus

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Latin ānus

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anus m (plural anus)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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anus m (plural anussen or ani, diminutive anusje n)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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Latin ānus

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anus m (plural anus)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *ano- ("ring"), in analogy to Greek δακτυλιος "finger-ring; anus". Possibly cognate with Old Armenian անուր (anur).

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ānus m (genitive ānī); second declension

  1. a ring
  2. an anus
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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ānus ānī
genitive ānī ānōrum
dative ānō ānīs
accusative ānum ānōs
ablative ānō ānīs
vocative āne ānī
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- ("old woman", "ancestor"). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀννίς (annis) ("maternal grandparent"), Old Armenian հան (han, grandmother), Old High German ana ("grandmother") and ano ("grandfather"), Old Prussian ane ("grandmother").

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anus f (genitive anūs); fourth declension

  1. old woman, crone
    • 11th to 13th century, In taberna quando sumus, from Carmina Burana:
      … bibit soror, bibit frater, / bibit anus, bibit mater, …
      (… the sister drinks, the brother drinks, / the old lady drinks, the mother drinks, …)
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Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative anus anūs
genitive anūs anuum
dative anuī anibus
accusative anum anūs
ablative anū anibus
vocative anus anūs
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From Latin ānus.

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anus n (plural anusuri)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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anus n

  1. an anus

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Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 23:38