pelvis

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English[edit]

A female pelvis.
A male pelvis.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pelvis (basin), from Old Latin peluis (basin), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (container). Compare Sanskrit [Devanagari?] palavi (container), Ancient Greek πήληξ (pēlēks, helmet).

Noun[edit]

pelvis (plural pelvises or pelves)

  1. (anatomy) The large compound bone structure at the base of the spine that supports the legs. It consists of hip bone, sacrum and coccyx.
  2. (anatomy) A funnel-shaped cavity, especially such a cavity in the kidney into which urine passes towards the ureter

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pelvis.

Noun[edit]

pelvis f (plural pelvis)

  1. pelvis

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pelvis f (genitive pelvis); third declension

  1. shallow bowl or basin

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem, alternative accusative singular in -im and ablative singular in .

Number Singular Plural
nominative pelvis pelvēs
genitive pelvis pelvium
dative pelvī pelvibus
accusative pelvim
pelvem
pelvīs
pelvēs
ablative pelvī
pelve
pelvibus
vocative pelvis pelvēs

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pelvis.

Noun[edit]

pelvis f (plural pelvis)

  1. pelvis

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