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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin gingiva (gums)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪndʒɪvə/, /dʒɪnˈdʒaɪvə/

NounEdit

gingiva (plural gingivae)

  1. (anatomy) The gum, consisting of the tissue surrounding the roots of the teeth and covering the jawbone.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵyewh₁- (compare English chew, Tocharian B śuwaṃ (eat), Polish żuję (I chew), Persian جویدن(ǰavīdan), Pashto [script needed] (žovạl, to bite, gnaw)).

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NounEdit

gingīva f (genitive gingīvae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) gum (in which the teeth are set)

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gingīva gingīvae
Genitive gingīvae gingīvārum
Dative gingīvae gingīvīs
Accusative gingīvam gingīvās
Ablative gingīvā gingīvīs
Vocative gingīva gingīvae

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