cloaca

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cloāca (sewer), from cluō (cleanse).

Noun[edit]

cloaca (plural cloacae)

  1. A sewer.
  2. A privy.
  3. (anatomy) The common duct in fish, reptiles, birds and some primitive mammals that serves as the anus as well as the genital opening.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cloaca. Cognate to the inherited doublet chiavica.

Noun[edit]

cloaca f (plural cloache)

  1. sewer
  2. cesspit, cesspool
  3. (anatomy) cloaca

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cluō (cleanse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cloāca f (genitive cloācae); first declension

  1. A sewer or underground drain
  2. (humorous) The stomach of a drunken or voracious woman

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cloāca cloācae
genitive cloācae cloācārum
dative cloācae cloācīs
accusative cloācam cloācās
ablative cloācā cloācīs
vocative cloāca cloācae

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

cloaca f (plural cloacas)

  1. (anatomy) cloaca (excretory and genital duct in bird, reptiles and fish)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cloāca (sewer), from cluō (cleanse).

Noun[edit]

cloaca f (plural cloacas)

  1. sewer, storm drain
  2. (zoology) cloaca