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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin lacertus (muscle), from Classical Latin lacertus (upper arm), possibly from lacerta (lizard). For the semantics, compare muscle from mūsculus (little mouse), 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

 
Lacertus

Uncertain.

NounEdit

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

  1. Alternative form of lacerta: a lizard.
DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lacertus lacertī
Genitive lacertī lacertōrum
Dative lacertō lacertīs
Accusative lacertum lacertōs
Ablative lacertō lacertīs
Vocative lacerte lacertī

Etymology 2Edit

 
Lacertus

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.
DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lacertus lacertī
Genitive lacertī lacertōrum
Dative lacertō lacertīs
Accusative lacertum lacertōs
Ablative lacertō lacertīs
Vocative lacerte lacertī
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