clavus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin clāvus (a nail)

NounEdit

clavus (plural clavuses)

  1. A callous growth, especially on the foot; a corn.
    • 1988, Shepard R. Hurwitz, Foot and ankle pain (page 331)
      In a review of over 1000 interdigital clavuses, 65% were found in the fourth interspace, while the first and third web space clavuses were found in 17% and 16% of the patients respectively []

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂us (nail, pin, hook - instruments, of old use for locking doors). Cognate with Ancient Greek κλείς (kleís, key) and Old Church Slavonic ключь (ključĭ, key). Latin clāvis (key) is either a secondary i-stem derivation, or a loanword from Ancient Greek κληΐς (klēís).

NounEdit

clāvus m (genitive clāvī); second declension

  1. a nail (metal spike)
  2. rudder
  3. helm (of a boat)
  4. purple stripe on the tunic
  5. callus, wart, tumor

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative clāvus clāvī
genitive clāvī clāvōrum
dative clāvō clāvīs
accusative clāvum clāvōs
ablative clāvō clāvīs
vocative clāve clāvī

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Last modified on 27 February 2014, at 06:48