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cubitus (plural cubiti)

  1. (archaic) The ulna.
  2. (entomology) One of the major veins of the insect wing, between the media and the postcubitus
  3. (anatomy) The elbow, or the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped.
  4. (anatomy) The forearm; the arm from the elbow to fingertip, or the corresponding portion of a jointed limb of an animal that uses the limb for locomotion or grasping.


  • (vein of insect wing): Cu

Derived termsEdit



Perfect passive participle of cubō (lie down, recline).



cubitus m (feminine cubita, neuter cubitum); first/second declension

  1. reclined, lying down, having been reclined.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cubitus cubita cubitum cubitī cubitae cubita
genitive cubitī cubitae cubitī cubitōrum cubitārum cubitōrum
dative cubitō cubitō cubitīs
accusative cubitum cubitam cubitum cubitōs cubitās cubita
ablative cubitō cubitā cubitō cubitīs
vocative cubite cubita cubitum cubitī cubitae cubita


cubitus m (genitive cubitūs); fourth declension

  1. (rare) a lying down
  2. (figuratively, rare) bed, couch


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cubitus cubitūs
genitive cubitūs cubituum
dative cubituī cubitibus
accusative cubitum cubitūs
ablative cubitū cubitibus
vocative cubitus cubitūs



cubitus m (genitive cubitī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of cubitum


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cubitus cubitī
genitive cubitī cubitōrum
dative cubitō cubitīs
accusative cubitum cubitōs
ablative cubitō cubitīs
vocative cubite cubitī

Alternative formsEdit


  • cubitus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cubitus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cubitus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cubitus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cubitus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin