incus

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Location of the incus

Etymology[edit]

From Latin incūs (anvil).

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incus (plural incudes)

  1. (anatomy) A small anvil-shaped bone in the middle ear.
    • 2010, Elaine N. Marieb & Katja Hoehn, Human Anatomy & Physiology, 8th edition, page 576
      The tympanic cavity is spanned by the three smallest bones in the body: the auditory ossicles [] These bones, named for their shape, are the malleus (malʹe-us; "hammer"); the incus (ingʹkus; "anvil"); and the stapes (staʹpēz; "stirrup").
  2. (meteorology) an accessory cloud, in the shape of an anvil which forms by spreading at the top of a cumulonimbus.

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Afrikaans[edit]

From Latin incūs (anvil).

Noun[edit]

incus (plural incudes)

  1. (anatomy) incus

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

incus m (plural incus)

  1. (anatomy) incus

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Latin[edit]

incūs (anvil)

Etymology 1[edit]

From incūdō (I forge, fabricate), from in + cudere

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Noun[edit]

incūs f (genitive incūdis); third declension

  1. anvil
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative incūs incūdēs
genitive incūdis incūdum
dative incūdī incūdibus
accusative incūdem incūdēs
ablative incūde incūdibus
vocative incūs incūdēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

New Latin; from Spanish, from Quechua inka (emperor, male of royal blood).

Adjective[edit]

incus m (feminine inca, neuter incum); first/second declension

  1. Incan
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative incus inca incum incī incae inca
genitive incī incae incī incōrum incārum incōrum
dative incō incae incō incīs incīs incīs
accusative incum incam incum incōs incās inca
ablative incō incā incō incīs incīs incīs
vocative ince inca incum incī incae inca