anus

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See also: Anus, anüs, ânus, and -anus

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1658, from Old French anus, from Latin ānus (ring, anus), from Proto-Indo-European *ano- (ring). See also anal, annular, annelid.

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anus (plural anuses)

  1. (anatomy) The lower orifice of the alimentary canal, through which feces and flatus are ejected.

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Albanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

anus m

  1. (anatomy) anus

Catalan[edit]

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Latin ānus

Noun[edit]

anus m (plural anus)

  1. (anatomy) anus

Dutch[edit]

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anus m (plural anussen or ani, diminutive anusje n)

  1. (anatomy) anus

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin ānus.

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anus m (plural anus)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring). Possibly cognate with Old Armenian անուր (anur).

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Noun[edit]

ānus m (genitive ānī); second declension

  1. a ring
  2. an anus
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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ānus ānī
genitive ānī ānōrum
dative ānō ānīs
accusative ānum ānōs
ablative ānō ānīs
vocative āne ānī
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂enHo- (old woman). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀννίς (annís) ("maternal grandparent"), Old Armenian հան (han, grandmother), Old High German ana ("grandmother") and ano ("grandfather"), Old Prussian ane ("grandmother").

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Noun[edit]

anus f (genitive anūs); fourth declension

  1. old woman, crone
    • 11th to 13th century, In taberna quando sumus, from Carmina Burana:
      … bibit soror, bibit frater, / bibit anus, bibit mater, …
      (… the sister drinks, the brother drinks, / the old lady drinks, the mother drinks, …)
Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative anus anūs
genitive anūs anuum
dative anuī anibus
accusative anum anūs
ablative anū anibus
vocative anus anūs
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References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
  • (anus): anus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • (ring): anus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • (crone): anus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

·anus

  1. first-person singular future / present subjunctive conjunct of aingid

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·anus unchanged ·n-anus
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ānus.

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anus n (plural anusuri)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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Swedish[edit]

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anus n

  1. an anus

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