See also: fuñís

English edit

Noun edit


  1. A cord or a cord-like structure.
  2. (medicine, specifically) Umbilical cord.

Latin edit

Etymology edit

Possibly from *fudnis, from Proto-Italic *fondnis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (to tie; bond, band).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

fūnis m (genitive fūnis); third declension

  1. rope, cord, line

Declension edit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fūnis fūnēs
Genitive fūnis fūnium
Dative fūnī fūnibus
Accusative fūnem fūnēs
Ablative fūne fūnibus
Vocative fūnis fūnēs

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Aromanian: funi
  • French: funambule
  • Italian: fune
  • Romanian: funie
  • Sicilian: funi
  • Sardinian: fune, funi
  • English: funambulist

References edit

  • funis”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • funis”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • funis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • funis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Portuguese edit

Noun edit

funis m

  1. plural of funil