EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pubes (the hair which appears on the body at the age of puberty, the genitals), from pubes, puber (grown up, of mature age; of plants, downy, pubescent); see puberty.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pubes

  1. plural of pubis; pubic bones.

NounEdit

pubes pl (plural only)

  1. The pubic hair.
  2. The pubic region.

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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pubes

  1. plural of pube
Usage notesEdit

It is not uncommon today for even educated people to be familiar with the back-formed sense of pubes and its singular, pube, while being unaware of the original sense, declension, and etymology. Whereas the original sense occurs mostly in medical English rather than lay English, the newer sense is widely encountered in casual online culture, despite that it is informal enough not to be used in formal-register lay vocabulary.

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GalicianEdit

NounEdit

pubes

  1. plural of pube (pubic bones)

NounEdit

pubes

  1. plural of pube (crab lice)

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Possible connection with puer, pūpa, pūsus, putus.

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PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pūbes (genitive pūberis); third-declension one-termination adjective (non-i-stem)

  1. adult
  2. pubescent
  3. ripe
  4. downy (of plants)
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension one-termination adjective (non-i-stem).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative pūbes pūberēs pūbera
Genitive pūberis pūberum
Dative pūberī pūberibus
Accusative pūberem pūbes pūberēs pūbera
Ablative pūbere pūberibus
Vocative pūbes pūberēs pūbera
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Italian: pubere
  • Dutch: puber
  • Portuguese: púbere
  • Spanish: púber

Etymology 2Edit

From pūbēs (adult).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pūbēs f (genitive pūbis); third declension

  1. youth
  2. youthfulness
  3. pubic hair
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūbēs pūbēs
Genitive pūbis pūbium
Dative pūbī pūbibus
Accusative pūbem pūbēs
pūbīs
Ablative pūbe pūbibus
Vocative pūbēs pūbēs
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • pubes1 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pubes2 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pubes in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pubes in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • pubes in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pubes in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin