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Ulna

Etymology

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From Latin ulna (elbow). Doublet of ell.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʌlnə/
  • Audio (US):(file)

Noun

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ulna (plural ulnae or ulnas)

  1. (anatomy) The bone of the forearm that extends from the elbow to the wrist on the side opposite to the thumb, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. Also, the corresponding bone in the forelimb of any vertebrate.
    Synonym: elbow bone

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Catalan

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin ulna.

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ulna f (plural ulnes)

  1. (anatomy) ulna
    Synonym: cúbit

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Galician

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Etymology

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From Latin ulna.

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ulna f (plural ulnas)

  1. (anatomy) ulna
    Synonym: cúbito

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Irish

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Etymology

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From Latin ulna.

Noun

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ulna m (genitive singular ulna, nominative plural ulnaí)

  1. (anatomy) ulna

Declension

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Mutation

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Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ulna n-ulna hulna t-ulna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Etymology

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From Latin ulna.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈul.na/
  • Rhymes: -ulna
  • Hyphenation: ùl‧na

Noun

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ulna f (plural ulne)

  1. (anatomy) ulna
    Synonym: cubito
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Latin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Italic *olenā, presumably from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l(e)n-, from the root *Heh₃l- (to bend), although this reconstruction remains uncertain.[1] Related to Old Armenian ուլն (uln, neck), Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰 (aleina, cubit), Old Church Slavonic ланита (lanita, cheek), Ancient Greek ὠλένη (ōlénē, elbow), Sanskrit अणि (aṇi, the point of a needle), Albanian llërë (upper arm), Welsh elin (forearm; elbow).

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ulna f (genitive ulnae); first declension (poetic)

  1. (anatomy) elbow-bone, ulna
  2. (pars pro toto) arm
    maternis in ulnis
    in mother's arms
  3. a linear measure, cubit, ell

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ulna ulnae
Genitive ulnae ulnārum
Dative ulnae ulnīs
Accusative ulnam ulnās
Ablative ulnā ulnīs
Vocative ulna ulnae

Descendants

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  • ? Proto-Albanian: *ulnā
  • Catalan: ulna (learned)
  • English: ulna
  • Galician: ulna (learned)
  • Italian: ulna (learned)
  • Portuguese: ulna (learned)
  • Spanish: ulna (learned)

References

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  • ulna”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ulna”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ulna in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • ulna”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ Zair, Nicholas (2012) The reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European laryngeals in Celtic, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 23

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Latin ulna (elbow).

Pronunciation

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈuw.nɐ/ [ˈuʊ̯.nɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈuw.na/ [ˈuʊ̯.na]

Noun

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ulna f (plural ulnas)

  1. (anatomy, Brazil) ulna
    Synonym: cúbito (Portugal)

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Spanish

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Etymology

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From Latin ulna.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈulna/ [ˈul.na]
  • Rhymes: -ulna
  • Syllabification: ul‧na

Noun

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ulna f (plural ulnas)

  1. (anatomy) ulna
    Synonym: cúbito

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