See also: Sinus and sinüs

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin sinus (a bent surface, curve, hollow). Doublet of sine.

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sinus (plural sinuses)

  1. (anatomy, zootomy) A pouch or cavity in a bone or other tissue, especially one in the bones of the face or skull connecting with the nasal cavities (the paranasal sinus).
    Hyponyms: ethmoid sinus, frontal sinus, maxillary sinus, paranasal sinus, piriform sinus, Rokitansky-Aschoff sinus, sphenoid sinus
  2. (anatomy) An irregular venous or lymphatic cavity, reservoir, or dilated vessel.
    Hyponyms: carotid sinus, cavernous sinus, coronary sinus, lateral sinus, petrosal sinus, sagittal sinus, sigmoid sinus, straight sinus, transverse sinus, venous sinus
    1. (physiology, attributive) Relating to or denoting the sinoatrial node of the heart or its function of regulating the heartbeat.
  3. (pathology) An abnormal cavity or passage such as a fistula, leading from a deep-seated infection and discharging pus to the surface.
  4. (botany) A rounded notch or depression between two lobes or teeth in the margin of a leaf or petal.
  5. (geography) A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore.
  6. (trigonometry) Synonym of sine.
    • 1884 November 29, “Aerial Navigation”, in Scientific American: A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures, volume LI, number 22, New York, N.Y.: Munn & Co., translation of original by Victor Tatin in La Nature, page 342, column 1:
      So, in the helicopteron, as the helix is at the same time a sustaining plane, it should be likened to a surface moving horizontally, and in which, consequenty, the resistance to motion will be to the lifting power as the sinus is to the cosinus of the angle formed by such plane with the horizon.
    • 1996, Pentti Zetterberg; Matti Eronen; Markus Lindholm, Heinrich Spiecker, Kari Mielikäinen, Michael Köhl, and Jens Peter Skovsgaard, editors, Growth Trends in European Forests (European Forest Institute Research Report; No. 5), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, →ISBN, page 15:
      The variations are described in terms of cycles of sinuses and cosinuses.
    • 2007, Vladimir G. Ivancevic; Tijana T. Ivancevic, “Introduction: Human and Computational Mind”, in Computational Mind: A Complex Dynamics Perspective (Studies in Computational Intelligence; 60), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, →ISBN, LCCN 2007925682, section 1 (Natural Intelligence and Human Mind), pages 60–61:
      Basically, the rotation of the matrix of the factor loadings L represents its post-multiplication, i.e. L* = LO by the rotation matrix O, which itself resembles one of the matrices included in the classical rotational Lie groups SO(m) (containing the specific m–fold combination of sinuses and cosinuses.

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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin sinus.

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sinus m (plural sinus)

  1. sine

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin sinus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɪnus]
  • Hyphenation: si‧nus

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sinus m inan

  1. (trigonometry) sine
  2. (anatomy) sinus

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  • sinus in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • sinus in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • sinus in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

DanishEdit

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sinus c (singular definite sinussen, plural indefinite sinusser)

  1. (geometry) sine

DutchEdit

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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: si‧nus

Etymology 1Edit

 
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Learned borrowing from Latin sinus.

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sinus m (plural sinussen, diminutive sinusje n)

  1. (trigonometry) sine
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  • Indonesian: sinus
  • Papiamentu: sinùs

Etymology 2Edit

Learned borrowing from Latin sinus.

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sinus m (plural sinussen, diminutive sinusje n)

  1. sinus
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin sinus. Doublet of sein.

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sinus m (plural sinus)

  1. (anatomy) sinus
  2. (trigonometry) sine

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IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch sinus, from Latin sinus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsinʊs]
  • Hyphenation: si‧nus

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sinus (first-person possessive sinusku, second-person possessive sinusmu, third-person possessive sinusnya)

  1. sinus:
    1. (anatomy) a pouch or cavity in a bone or other tissue, especially one in the bones of the face or skull connecting with the nasal cavities (the paranasal sinus).
    2. (pathology) an abnormal cavity or passage such as a fistula, leading from a deep-seated infection and discharging pus to the surface.
  2. (trigonometry) sine: in a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side opposite an angle to the length of the hypotenuse.

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *sinos; akin to Albanian gji (breast, bosom).[1]

The mathematical sense ‘chord of an arc, sine’ was introduced in the 12th century by Gherardo of Cremona as a semantic loan from Arabic جَيْب(jayb, chord, sine) (ultimately a loan from Sanskrit ज्या (jyā, bowstring)) by confusion with جَيْب(jayb, bosom, fold in a garment).

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sinus m (genitive sinūs); fourth declension

  1. (chiefly poetic) a bent surface; a curve, fold, hollow
  2. (literally) the hanging fold of a toga over the breast; a pocket, lap
    Synonym: gremium
    1. (transferred sense)
      1. a purse, money, which was carried in the bosom of the toga
      2. (poetic) a garment
      3. the bosom, breast
        Synonym: pectus
    2. (figuratively)
      1. the bosom for love, protection, asylum
      2. the interior, inmost part of a thing
      3. a power, possession of someone
      4. a hiding place, place of concealment; a secret feeling
  3. a gulf, bay, bight
    1. the land lying on or a point of land that helps to form a gulf
    2. a basin, hollow, valley
    3. (Medieval Latin) a fjord
  4. (Medieval Latin, mathematics) the chord of an arc; a sine
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Aeneid (Publius Vergilius Maro) Line 160-161 Latin: quibus omnis ab alto frangitus inque sinus scindit sese unda reductos English: on which all the waves from the deep are broken and it splits itself into receeding ripples

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Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sinus sinūs
Genitive sinūs sinuum
Dative sinuī sinibus
Accusative sinum sinūs
Ablative sinū sinibus
Vocative sinus sinūs
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *sh₁ih₂sno-, deverbative of *seh₁y- ‘to sift, strain’ (compare Ancient Greek ἠθέω (ēthéō), Lithuanian sijóti, Serbo-Croatian sȉjati).[2]

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sīnus m (genitive sīnī); second declension

  1. a large round drinking vessel with swelling sides, shaped like a bowl
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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sīnus sīnī
Genitive sīnī sīnōrum
Dative sīnō sīnīs
Accusative sīnum sīnōs
Ablative sīnō sīnīs
Vocative sīne sīnī

ReferencesEdit

  • sinus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sinum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sinus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sinus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • sinus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the heart of the city: sinus urbis (Sall. Cat. 52. 35)
    • the city is situate on a bay: urbs in sinu sita est
    • to rejoice in secret: in sinu gaudere (Tusc. 3. 21. 51)
    • to love and make a bosom friend of a person: aliquem in sinu gestare (aliquis est in sinu alicuius) (Ter. Ad. 4. 5. 75)
    • (ambiguous) to be driven into the arms of philosophy: in sinum philosophiae compelli
  • sinus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sinus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages, Leiden: Brill, page 567
  2. ^ Douglas Q. Adams (1997), “Sieve”, in J. P. Mallory; Douglas Q. Adams, editors, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, London: Fitzroy Dearborn, page 518

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sinus

  1. locative singular of sitnu

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin sinus.

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sinus m (definite singular sinusen, indefinite plural sinuser, definite plural sinusene)

  1. (trigonometry) sine
  2. (anatomy) sinus

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin sinus.

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sinus m (definite singular sinusen, indefinite plural sinusar, definite plural sinusane)

  1. (trigonometry) sine
  2. (anatomy) sinus

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PolishEdit

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sinus m inan

  1. sine

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  • sinus in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • sinus in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French sinus, from Latin sinus.

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sinus n (plural sinusuri)

  1. sine (trigonometric function)

VepsEdit

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sinus

  1. inessive of sinä