See also: tíbia

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin tībia (shin bone, leg).

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NounEdit

tibia (plural tibias or tibiae)

  1. (anatomy) The inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee, the shinbone
  2. (entomology) The second segment from the end of an insect's leg, between the femur and tarsus.
  3. (arachnology) The third segment from the end of an arachnid's leg, between the patella and metatarsus.
  4. A musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tibia in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin tībia. Compare the inherited doublet tige.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ti.bja/
  • (file)

NounEdit

tibia m (plural tibias)

  1. shin
  2. tibia, shinbone

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin tībia.

NounEdit

tibia f (plural tibias)

  1. (anatomy) tibia, shinbone

ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin tībia.

NounEdit

tibia f (plural tibie)

  1. (anatomy, zoology) tibia, shinbone

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Meaning may have evolved from "stalk, reed pipe" to shinbone, the latter being used by Pliny and later authors; flutes were originally made from shinbones. Possibly connected to Ancient Greek σίφων (síphōn, siphon, tube) reflecting a hypothetical Proto-Indo-European *twi- root, and the irregular forms suggest a non-Indo-European loan or substrate source. There are no solid IE cognates outside of the Greek word.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tībia f (genitive tībiae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) the large shin bone, tibia; leg
  2. (figuratively) a pipe, flute (originally of bone)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tībia tībiae
Genitive tībiae tībiārum
Dative tībiae tībiīs
Accusative tībiam tībiās
Ablative tībiā tībiīs
Vocative tībia tībiae

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  • Catalan: tíbia
  • Catalan: tija
  • English: tibia
  • French: tibia
  • French: tige
  • Italian: tibia
  • Portuguese: tíbia
  • Romanian: tibia
  • Spanish: tibia

ReferencesEdit

  • tibia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tibia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tibia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • tibia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • instrumental music: nervorum et tibiarum cantus
    • to play the flute: tibias inflare
    • to play the flute: tibiis or tibiā canere
    • to sing to a flute accompaniment: ad tibiam or ad tibicinem canere
  • tibia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tibia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • de Vaan, Michiel, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, vol. 7, of Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series, Alexander Lubotsky ed., Leiden: Brill, 2008.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French, Latin tībia.

NounEdit

tibia f (plural tibii)

  1. tibia, shinbone

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtibja/, [ˈt̪iβja]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin tepida.

AdjectiveEdit

tibia

  1. Feminine singular of adjective tibio.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin tibia.

NounEdit

tibia f (plural tibias)

  1. (anatomy) tibia
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