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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin lacertus (muscle), from Classical Latin lacertus (upper arm), possibly from lacerta (lizard). Compare muscle, derived from a supposed resemblance to little mice.

NounEdit

lacertus (plural lacerti)

  1. (anatomy) A bundle or fascicle of muscular fibres.

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
Lacertum

Uncertain.

NounEdit

lacertus m (genitive lacertī); second declension (feminine lacerta)

  1. Alternative form of lacerta: a lizard.
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lacertus lacertī
genitive lacertī lacertōrum
dative lacertō lacertīs
accusative lacertum lacertōs
ablative lacertō lacertīs
vocative lacerte lacertī

Etymology 2Edit

 
Lacertum

Uncertain. Possibly from lacerta (lizard), as musculus derived from a supposed resemblance to little mice; possibly from Proto-Indo-European *Hlak-, *lēk- (leg, q.v.)

NounEdit

lacertus m (genitive lacertī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) The muscular part of the upper arm, including the shoulder, biceps, and triceps.
  2. (anatomy) The arm.
  3. (anatomy, Late Latin) A muscle.
InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lacertus lacertī
genitive lacertī lacertōrum
dative lacertō lacertīs
accusative lacertum lacertōs
ablative lacertō lacertīs
vocative lacerte lacertī
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • lacertus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lacertus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lacertus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • "lacert, n.²", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.