Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
 
Location of the incus

EtymologyEdit

From Latin incūs (anvil).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

incus (plural incudes)

  1. (anatomy) A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear.
    • 2010, Elaine N. Marieb & Katja Hoehn, Human Anatomy & Physiology, 8th edition, page 576
      The tympanic cavity is spanned by the three smallest bones in the body: the auditory ossicles [] These bones, named for their shape, are the malleus (malʹe-us; "hammer"); the incus (ingʹkus; "anvil"); and the stapes (staʹpēz; "stirrup").
  2. (meteorology) an accessory cloud, in the shape of an anvil which forms by spreading at the top of a cumulonimbus.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

From Latin incūs (anvil).

NounEdit

incus (plural incudes)

  1. (anatomy) incus

SynonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

incus m (plural incus)

  1. (anatomy) incus

SynonymsEdit


LatinEdit

 
incūs (anvil)

Etymology 1Edit

From incūdō (forge, fabricate), from in- + cūdō

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

incūs f (genitive incūdis); third declension

  1. anvil
InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative incūs incūdēs
genitive incūdis incūdum
dative incūdī incūdibus
accusative incūdem incūdēs
ablative incūde incūdibus
vocative incūs incūdēs
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

New Latin; from Spanish, from Quechua inka (emperor, male of royal blood).

AdjectiveEdit

incus (feminine inca, neuter incum); first/second declension

  1. Incan
InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative incus inca incum incī incae inca
genitive incī incae incī incōrum incārum incōrum
dative incō incō incīs
accusative incum incam incum incōs incās inca
ablative incō incā incō incīs
vocative ince inca incum incī incae inca

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • incus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • incus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • incus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • incus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • incus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • incus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin