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EnglishEdit

 
A mathematical graph of the basic truncus forumula, marked in blue, with domain and range both restricted to [5, 5].

EtymologyEdit

From Latin truncus.

NounEdit

truncus (plural trunci)

  1. (biology) The thorax of an insect.
  2. (geometry) A curve in the Cartesian plane consisting of all points (x,y) satisfying an equation of the form   where a, b, and c are given constants.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin, but possibly from Proto-Indo-European *twerḱ- (to cut). Cognate with Ancient Greek σάρξ (sárx), Old Irish tru, troich (fated to die) and Latin trux[1] [2][3].

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

truncus (feminine trunca, neuter truncum); first/second declension

  1. maimed, mangled, mutilated

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative truncus trunca truncum truncī truncae trunca
genitive truncī truncae truncī truncōrum truncārum truncōrum
dative truncō truncō truncīs
accusative truncum truncam truncum truncōs truncās trunca
ablative truncō truncā truncō truncīs
vocative trunce trunca truncum truncī truncae trunca

NounEdit

truncus m (genitive truncī); second declension

  1. tree trunk
  2. trunk of the human body
  3. a piece cut off

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative truncus truncī
genitive truncī truncōrum
dative truncō truncīs
accusative truncum truncōs
ablative truncō truncīs
vocative trunce truncī

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Partridge, Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English
  2. ^ Partridge, Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English
  3. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill