See also: scapular and scapulă

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin scapula(shoulder).

NounEdit

scapula ‎(plural scapulas or scapulae)

  1. (anatomy) Either of the two large, flat, bones forming the back of the shoulder.

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EtymologyEdit

Late Latin scapula "shoulder" from Classical Latin scapulae "shoulders". Perhaps akin to Greek σκάπτω "I dig out", perhaps referring to prehistoric use of large animals' scapulae as shovels.

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scapula f ‎(genitive scapulae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) A shoulder

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InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scapula scapulae
genitive scapulae scapulārum
dative scapulae scapulīs
accusative scapulam scapulās
ablative scapulā scapulīs
vocative scapula scapulae

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