isthmus

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English[edit]

An isthmus (narrow strip of land).

Etymology[edit]

Via Latin isthmus, from Ancient Greek ἰσθμός (isthmos, neck). Cognate to Old Norse eið (isthmus).

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Noun[edit]

isthmus (plural isthmuses or isthmi)

  1. A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses.
  2. (anatomy) Any such narrow part connecting two larger structures.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

isthmus m (genitive isthmī); second declension

  1. isthmus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative isthmus isthmī
genitive isthmī isthmōrum
dative isthmō isthmīs
accusative isthmum isthmōs
ablative isthmō isthmīs
vocative isthme isthmī

Usage notes[edit]

  • Capitalised, it refers to the Isthmus of Corinth.