lacertus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, the upper arm.

Noun[edit]

lacertus (plural lacerti)

  1. (anatomy) A bundle or fascicle of muscular fibres.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *leq- (to bend, twist).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lacertus (muscular part of the arm)

lacertus m (genitive lacertī); second declension

  1. The muscular part of the upper arm, including the shoulder, biceps, and triceps.
  2. The arm
  3. muscle (strength)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lacertus lacertī
genitive lacertī lacertōrum
dative lacertō lacertīs
accusative lacertum lacertōs
ablative lacertō lacertīs
vocative lacerte lacertī

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Noun[edit]

lacertus (lizard)

lacertus m (genitive lacertī); second declension (feminine lacerta)

  1. A lizard

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lacertus lacertī
genitive lacertī lacertōrum
dative lacertō lacertīs
accusative lacertum lacertōs
ablative lacertō lacertīs
vocative lacerte lacertī

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