femur

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See also: Femur, fémur, and fêmur

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin femur, (genitive feminis (thigh)), from Proto-Indo-European *dhonu (fir). More at tan.

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Noun[edit]

femur (plural femurs or femora)

  1. (anatomy) A thighbone.
  2. A segment of the leg of an insect or arachnid.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

femur n (variously declined, genitive feminis or femoris); third or third declension

  1. thigh
  2. (architecture) the space between the grooves of a triglyph
  3. (figuratively) the loins; capacity to produce children.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative femur femina
genitive feminis feminum
dative feminī feminibus
accusative femur femina
ablative femine feminibus
vocative femur femina

or

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative femur femora
genitive femoris femorum
dative femorī femoribus
accusative femur femora
ablative femore femoribus
vocative femur femora

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Verb[edit]

fēmur

  1. first-person plural present active subjunctive of for

References[edit]

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