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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin femur (thigh).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

femur (plural femurs or femora)

  1. (anatomy) A thighbone.
  2. A segment of the leg of an insect or arachnid.

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Unknown. The r/n inflection is rather archaic (as also seen in iecur and iter), but no secure Proto-Indo-European origin can be found.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

femur n (genitive feminis or femoris); third declension

  1. thigh
  2. (architecture) the space between the grooves of a triglyph
  3. (figuratively) the loins; capacity to produce children.
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem; two different stems).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative femur femina
femora
Genitive feminis
femoris
feminum
femorum
Dative feminī
femorī
feminibus
femoribus
Accusative femur femina
femora
Ablative femine
femore
feminibus
femoribus
Vocative femur femina
femora
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DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fēmur

  1. first-person plural present active subjunctive of for

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill