homunculus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin homunculus, diminutive of homō (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /həˈmʌŋkjələs/, /hoʊˈmʌŋkjələs/
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Noun[edit]

homunculus (plural homunculi)

  1. A little man.
  2. The nerve map of the human body that exists on the parietal lobe of the human brain.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of homō (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

homunculus m (genitive homunculī); second declension

  1. a little or weak man, homunculus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative homunculus homunculī
genitive homunculī homunculōrum
dative homunculō homunculīs
accusative homunculum homunculōs
ablative homunculō homunculīs
vocative homuncule homunculī