See also: tálus and tālus

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin.

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talus ‎(plural tali)

  1. (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.

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Etymology 2Edit

From French talus.

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talus ‎(plural taluses)

  1. (geology) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
    • 1994, Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing,
      By the time he reached the first talus slides under the tall escarpments of the Pilares the dawn was not far to come.
  2. (architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.
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EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Possibly from Gaulish *talutum, derived from *talos ‎(peak).

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talus m ‎(plural talus)

  1. slope, embankment

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *tākslos, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *téh₂g-s-los, from *teh₂g- ‎(to touch) (whence tangō).

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tālus m ‎(genitive tālī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) the ankle or anklebone (of animals), talus; knucklebone
  2. an oblong die rounded at its ends and only marked on its other four sides
  3. (figuratively) the heel

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tālus tālī
genitive tālī tālōrum
dative tālō tālīs
accusative tālum tālōs
ablative tālō tālīs
vocative tāle tālī

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  • talus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • talus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • TALUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • talus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) the conversation began in this way: sermo inductus a tali exordio
  • talus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • talus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • talus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
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