See also: Thalamus

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From Latin thalamus, from Ancient Greek θάλαμος (thálamos, an inner chamber, a bedroom, a bed).

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thalamus (plural thalami or thalamuses)

  1. (neuroanatomy) Either of two large, ovoid structures of grey matter within the forebrain that relay sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.
    Holonym: diencephalon
  2. (botany) The receptacle of a flower; a torus.
  3. A thallus.
  4. An inner room or nuptial chamber.

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thalamus m inan

  1. thalamus

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Borrowed from New Latin, from Latin thalamus, from Ancient Greek θάλαμος (thálamos).

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thalamus m (plural thalamus)

  1. (anatomy) thalamus

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek θάλαμος (thálamos, inner room), especially from Homer.

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thalamus m (genitive thalamī); second declension

  1. inner room, apartment of a house
  2. bedroom, chamber
  3. marriage bed
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 3.689–690:
      crēdit amāns thalamōsque parat, dēdūcitur illūc Ānnā tegēns voltus, ut nova nūpta, suōs.
      The lover believes her, and prepares a bedchamber. Anna, covering her face as a new bride, is escorted to it. (trans. Anne and Peter Wiseman, 2011)
  4. (by extension, figuratively) marriage

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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative thalamus thalamī
Genitive thalamī thalamōrum
Dative thalamō thalamīs
Accusative thalamum thalamōs
Ablative thalamō thalamīs
Vocative thalame thalamī

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  • Catalan: tàlem
  • English: thalamus
  • French: thalamus
  • Galician: tambo (obsolete)
  • Italian: talamo
  • Sicilian: tàlamu
  • Spanish: tálamo

References edit

  • thalamus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • thalamus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • thalamus 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)
  • thalamus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • thalamus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • thalamus”, in William Smith, editor (1848), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray