LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic ثَرْب(ṯarb) in the eleventh century in medical translations and possibly even vernacular or used in medical practice earlier in Roman Africa since its conquest by Arabs. An alleged occurence in Apicius is a bad correction of a 16th-century philologer where one better reads gīrō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zirbus m (genitive zirbī); second declension (Medieval Latin)

  1. caul, omentum
    Synonyms: ōmentum, crāticula, folium, āla, marsūpium adipōsum

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative zirbus zirbī
Genitive zirbī zirbōrum
Dative zirbō zirbīs
Accusative zirbum zirbōs
Ablative zirbō zirbīs
Vocative zirbe zirbī

DescendantsEdit

  • French: girbe
  • Italian: zirbo
  • Portuguese: zerbo
  • Spanish: zirbo

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