EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin limbus (edge, border)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

limbus (plural limbuses or limbi)

  1. (medicine, biology) A border of an anatomical part, such as the edge of the cornea.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from *(s)lembʰ- (to hang loosely, hang limply), the same Proto-Indo-European root as

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

limbus m (genitive limbī); second declension

  1. A border, edge
  2. hem, fringe, tassel

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative limbus limbī
Genitive limbī limbōrum
Dative limbō limbīs
Accusative limbum limbōs
Ablative limbō limbīs
Vocative limbe limbī

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit