pectus

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin [Term?].

NounEdit

pectus ‎(plural pectora)

  1. (anatomy, zoology) The breast, especially of a bird.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *pektos, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peg ‎(breast). Cognate with Old Irish ucht.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pectus n ‎(genitive pectoris); third declension

  1. chest, breast
  2. (figuratively) heart, breast, as the seat of emotion
  3. (figuratively) soul, spirit, mind, understanding
  4. person, individual (as a being of passion)

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pectus pectora
genitive pectoris pectorum
dative pectorī pectoribus
accusative pectus pectora
ablative pectore pectoribus
vocative pectus pectora

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
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