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Etymology edit

From Latin vermis (worm). Doublet of worm.

Noun edit

vermis (plural vermes)

  1. (anatomy) A narrow, worm-like structure found in animal brains between the hemispheres of the cerebellum; it is the site of termination of the spinocerebellar pathways that carry subconscious proprioception.

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  • (file)

Verb edit


  1. inflection of vermissen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Latin edit

vermis (a worm)

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *wr̥mis.[1] Cognate with Proto-Germanic *wurmiz (worm; snake).

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Noun edit

vermis m (genitive vermis); third declension

  1. a worm
    Synonym: lumbrīcus

Declension edit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vermis vermēs
Genitive vermis vermium
Dative vermī vermibus
Accusative vermem vermēs
Ablative verme vermibus
Vocative vermis vermēs

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References edit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “vermis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 665
  • Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm (1911), “vĕrmis”, in Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), page 704
  • Seidl, Christian. 1995. Le système acasuel des protoromans ibérique et sarde: Dogmes et fait. Vox Romanica 54. Page. 61.

Further reading edit

  • vermis”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vermis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette