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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin umbo.

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umbo (plural umbones or umbos or umboes)

  1. (biology) A boss, or rounded elevation, or a corresponding depression, in a palate, disk, or membrane. For example the umbo in the integument of the larvæ of echinoderms or in the tympanic membrane of the ear.
  2. (zoology) One of the lateral prominences just above the hinge of a bivalve shell.
  3. (mycology) A bump or protrusion on the top of the cap.
  4. (historical) The boss of a shield, at or near the middle, and usually projecting, sometimes in a sharp spike.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃m̥bʰ-. Cognate with Proto-Germanic *ambô (belly; paunch).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

umbō f (genitive umbōnis); third declension

  1. boss (of a shield etc.)
  2. elbow (or similar projecting part)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative umbō umbōnēs
Genitive umbōnis umbōnum
Dative umbōnī umbōnibus
Accusative umbōnem umbōnēs
Ablative umbōne umbōnibus
Vocative umbō umbōnēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • umbo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • umbo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • umbo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • umbo in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • umbo in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

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umbo (ma class, plural maumbo)

  1. shape (appearance or outline)