labrum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin lābrum.

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labrum (plural labra)

  1. The uppermost of the mouthparts (trophi) of a typical insect, such as a cockroach. Typically resembles an upper lip and forms part of the roof of the mouth in such insects.
  2. (anatomy) Any of several lip-like projections.
  3. A large basin of warm water, with an overhanging lip, in a Roman bath.
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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *leb- (to hang down). Cognate to English lip.[1]

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Noun[edit]

lābrum n (genitive lābrī); second declension

  1. lip
  2. (by extension) edge, margin, brim, lip
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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lābrum lābra
genitive lābrī lābrōrum
dative lābrō lābrīs
accusative lābrum lābra
ablative lābrō lābrīs
vocative lābrum lābra
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Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction from lavābrum (bathing tub), from lav(ā) (to wash, bathe) +‎ -brum.

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lābrum n (genitive lābrī); second declension

  1. A bathing tub, basin, bowl; bath, bathing place.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lābrum lābra
genitive lābrī lābrōrum
dative lābrō lābrīs
accusative lābrum lābra
ablative lābrō lābrīs
vocative lābrum lābra
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References[edit]

  • labrum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  1. ^ “labbro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2