hepar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin hepar, hepatis (the liver).

Noun[edit]

hepar (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, chemistry) liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown colour, sometimes used in medicine, formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalis (especially potassium).
  2. (obsolete, chemistry) Any substance resembling hepar in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἧπαρ (hēpar, liver).

Noun[edit]

hēpar n (genitive hēpatis); third declension

  1. liver (organ)
Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hēpar hēpata
genitive hēpatis hēpatum
dative hēpatī hēpatibus
accusative hēpar hēpata
ablative hēpate hēpatibus
vocative hēpar hēpata
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἥπατος (hēpatos).

Noun[edit]

hēpar m (genitive hēpatis); third declension

  1. a kind of fish
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hēpar hēpatēs
genitive hēpatis hēpatum
dative hēpatī hēpatibus
accusative hēpatem hēpatēs
ablative hēpate hēpatibus
vocative hēpar hēpatēs