antlia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin antlia (pump), from Ancient Greek ἀντλία (antlía).

Noun[edit]

antlia (plural antliae)

  1. (zoology) The spiral tubular proboscis of lepidopterous insects.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀντλία (antlía, bilge-water, filth), from ἀντλέω (antléō, to bale out bilge-water, to bale the ship, to draw water).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

antlia f (genitive antliae); first declension

  1. A foot-operated pump for drawing water.
  2. (zoology) the body part of an insect used to suck up plant juices.

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative antlia antliae
genitive antliae antliārum
dative antliae antliīs
accusative antliam antliās
ablative antliā antliīs
vocative antlia antliae