limus

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

līmus m (feminine līma, neuter līmum); first/second declension

  1. sidelong, askew, askance, sideways
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative līmus līma līmum līmī līmae līma
genitive līmī līmae līmī līmōrum līmārum līmōrum
dative līmō līmae līmō līmīs līmīs līmīs
accusative līmum līmam līmum līmōs līmās līma
ablative līmō līmā līmō līmīs līmīs līmīs
vocative līme līma līmum līmī līmae līma
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ley- (slime, slimy, sticky, slippery). Cognates include Sanskrit लिनाति (lināti, sticks, stays, adheres to; slips into, disappears), Russian слимак (slimak, snail), Old Church Slavonic слина (slina, spittle), Old Irish sligim (to smear), leinam (I follow, literally I stick to), Irish lean, Welsh llyfn (smooth), Ancient Greek λεῖμαξ (leîmaks, snail), λίμνη (límnē, marsh, pool, lake), αλινειν (alinein, to anoint, besmear), Latin linere (to daub, besmear, rub out, erase).

Noun[edit]

līmus m (genitive līmī); second declension

  1. mud, slime, muck
  2. (figuratively) feces within the bowels.
  3. filth, pollution
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative līmus līmī
genitive līmī līmōrum
dative līmō līmīs
accusative līmum līmōs
ablative līmō līmīs
vocative līme līmī
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Etymology 3[edit]

Perhaps from ligō (tie, bind)

Noun[edit]

līmus m (genitive līmī); second declension

  1. a priest's apron.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative līmus līmī
genitive līmī līmōrum
dative līmō līmīs
accusative līmum līmōs
ablative līmō līmīs
vocative līme līmī
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