cervix

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cervīx (neck), see below.

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Noun[edit]

cervix (plural cervixes or cervices)

  1. (anatomy) The neck
  2. The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.
  3. The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cervīx, see below.

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Noun[edit]

cervix m (plural cervixen or cervices, diminutive cervixje n)

  1. (anatomy) the neck
  2. (anatomy) The cervix between the uterus and the vagina.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from earlier *ḱerh₁wih₂-s and akin to cerebrum (head), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₁- (reduced *ḱr̥h₁-).

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Noun[edit]

cervīx f (genitive cervīcis); third declension

  1. The neck of a person or animal.
  2. (by extension) The neck of an objects (e.g. bottle).
  3. (figuratively) Boldness, headstrong behavior.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cervīx cervīcēs
genitive cervīcis cervīcum
dative cervīcī cervīcibus
accusative cervīcem cervīcēs
ablative cervīce cervīcibus
vocative cervīx cervīcēs

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References[edit]

  • cervix in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879