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EnglishEdit

 
A pair of rhombi.
 
A rhombus (flatfish)
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin rhombus, from Ancient Greek ῥόμβος (rhómbos, rhombus, spinning top), from ῥέμβω (rhémbō, I turn around).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɒmbəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑːmbəs/
  • (file)

NounEdit

rhombus (plural rhombi or rhombuses)

  1. (zoology, now rare) Any of several flatfishes, including the brill and turbot, once considered part of the genus Rhombus, now in Scophthalmus. [from 16th c.]
    • 1638, Thomas Herbert, Some Yeares Travels, I:
      the greedy Tuberon or Shark arm'd with a double row of venemous teeth pursues them, directed by a little Rhombus, Musculus or pilot-fish that scuds to and fro to bring intelligence [...].
  2. (zoology, archaic) Snails, now in genus Conus or family Conidae.
  3. (geometry) A parallelogram having all sides of equal length. [from 16th c.]

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ReferencesEdit

  • rhombus at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • rhombus in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ῥόμβος (rhómbos, rhombus, spinning top), from ῥέμβω (rhémbō, I turn around).

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NounEdit

rhombus m (genitive rhombī); second declension

  1. rhombus (geometry)
  2. flatfish

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rhombus rhombī
Genitive rhombī rhombōrum
Dative rhombō rhombīs
Accusative rhombum rhombōs
Ablative rhombō rhombīs
Vocative rhombe rhombī

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