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the coccyx

EtymologyEdit

Latin coccyx, from Ancient Greek κόκκυξ (kókkux, cuckoo), referring to the curved shape of a cuckoo's beak when viewed from the side.

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NounEdit

coccyx (plural coccyges)

  1. (medicine, formal) The final (bottom-most) fused vertebrae at the base of the spine, the tailbone.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κόκκυξ (kókkux).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔk.sis/
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NounEdit

coccyx m (plural coccyx)

  1. (anatomy) coccyx, tailbone

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κόκκῡξ (kókkūx).

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NounEdit

coccȳx m (genitive coccȳgis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) coccyx

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative coccȳx coccȳgēs
Genitive coccȳgis coccȳgum
Dative coccȳgī coccȳgibus
Accusative coccȳgem coccȳgēs
Ablative coccȳge coccȳgibus
Vocative coccȳx coccȳgēs

ReferencesEdit

  • coccyx in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • coccyx in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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NounEdit

coccyx m (plural coccyx)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cóccix (used in Portugal until September 1911 and in Brazil until the 1940s).