gracilis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gracilis (slender).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gracilis (plural graciles)

  1. (anatomy) A slender superficial muscle of the inner thigh.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an Old Latin verb *graceō or *craceō meaning "I'm meager, slim," from Proto-Indo-European *kerḱ- (to become thin, to wane), related to Sanskrit कृश (kṛśa, thin, lean), Lithuanian karštu (to age), Avestan 𐬐𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬯𐬀(kərəsa, meager, lean), and German schlank (slim).

Also compare cracens (slender).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɡra.ki.lis/, [ˈɡra.kɪ.lʲɪs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈɡra.t͡ʃi.lis/, [ˈɡraː.t͡ʃi.lis]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

gracilis (neuter gracile, comparative gracilior, superlative gracillimus, adverb graciliter); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. slender, slim, thin
  2. meager, scanty, lean
  3. (of style) unadorned, simple

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative gracilis gracile gracilēs gracilia
Genitive gracilis gracilium
Dative gracilī gracilibus
Accusative gracilem gracile gracilēs
gracilīs
gracilia
Ablative gracilī gracilibus
Vocative gracilis gracile gracilēs gracilia

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DescendantsEdit

  • French: grêle, gracile
  • English: gracile
  • Italian: gracile
  • Spanish: grácil
  • Swedish: gracil

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