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dorsum (plural dorsa)

  1. The back of the tongue, used for articulating dorsal consonants.
  2. The top of the foot or the back of the hand.
  3. (anatomy) The back or dorsal region on an animal.
  4. (astrogeology) A ridge on a hill, or on the surface of a planet or moon.
  5. (astronomy) Theta Capricorni, a star on the back of the Goat

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  • (back of an animal): back

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic, with no known cognates in any other Indo-European languages. Has been linked to deorsum, but their contemporaneous use suggests that one was not a phonetic development of the other.[1]

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NounEdit

dorsum n (genitive dorsī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) back, part of the body between the neck and buttocks
  2. (figuratively) ridge, summit

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dorsum dorsa
genitive dorsī dorsōrum
dative dorsō dorsīs
accusative dorsum dorsa
ablative dorsō dorsīs
vocative dorsum dorsa

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  1. ^ Ramat, The Indo-European Languages