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From Latin pelvis (basin), from Old Latin peluis (basin), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (container). Compare Sanskrit पलव (palava, wicker-work basket for catching fish), Ancient Greek πήληξ (pḗlēx, helmet).

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pelvis (plural pelvises or pelves)

  1. (anatomy) The large compound bone structure at the base of the spine that supports the legs. It consists of hip bone, sacrum and coccyx.
  2. (anatomy) A funnel-shaped cavity, especially such a cavity in the kidney into which urine passes towards the ureter

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Borrowed from Latin pelvis.

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pelvis f (plural pelvis)

  1. pelvis

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Latin peluis (basin), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (container). Compare Sanskrit पलव (palava, wicker-work basket of for catching fish), Ancient Greek πήληξ (pḗlēx, helmet).

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pelvis f (genitive pelvis); third declension

  1. shallow bowl or basin

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Third-declension noun (i-stem, accusative singular in -im or occasionally -em, ablative singular in or -e).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pelvis pelvēs
Genitive pelvis pelvium
Dative pelvī pelvibus
Accusative pelvim
pelvem
pelvēs
pelvīs
Ablative pelvī
pelve
pelvibus
Vocative pelvis pelvēs

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Borrowed from Latin pelvis.

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pelvis f (plural pelvis)

  1. pelvis

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