See also: cérvix

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cervīx (neck), see below.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cervix (plural cervixes or cervices)

  1. (anatomy) The neck
  2. The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.
  3. The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cervīx, see below.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛr.vɪks/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cer‧vix

NounEdit

cervix m (plural cervixen or cervices, diminutive cervixje n)

  1. neck
  2. The cervix between the uterus and the vagina.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂- (the head) (compare cerebrum) and *weyk- (to curve, bend) (compare vinciō), literally where the head turns.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cervīx f (genitive cervīcis); third declension

  1. (anatomy, zootomy) neck, nape
    Synonym: collum
  2. (figuratively)
    1. great burden, danger (from the figure taken from bearing the yoke)
    2. boldness, headstrong behavior
  3. (transferred sense) (of an object) neck

‘...levis odorato cervix manabit olivo, et feries nudos veste fluente pedes’- Propertius 3.17

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InflectionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cervīx cervīcēs
Genitive cervīcis cervīcum
Dative cervīcī cervīcibus
Accusative cervīcem cervīcēs
Ablative cervīce cervīcibus
Vocative cervīx cervīcēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • cervix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cervix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cervix in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cervix in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to break a person's neck: cervices (in Cic. only in plur.) frangere alicui or alicuius
    • a sword hangs over his neck: gladius cervicibus impendet
    • the foe is at our heels, is upon us: hostis in cervicibus alicuius est
    • to shake off the yoke of slavery: iugum servile a cervicibus deicere (Phil. 1. 2. 6)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French cérvix

NounEdit

cervix n (uncountable)

  1. cervix

DeclensionEdit