plexus

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Etymology[edit]

Latin, from plex-, past participle stem of plectere (plait, interweave).

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Noun[edit]

plexus (plural plexus or plexuses)

  1. A network or interwoven mass, especially (anatomy) of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels.
    • 1934: I have the sensation of being immersed in the very plexus of life, focal from whatever place, position or attitude I take my stance. — Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
  2. (mathematics) The system of equations required for the complete expression of the relations which exist between a set of quantities.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Brande & C to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

plexus m (plural plexussen)

  1. plexus

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of plectō (plait, weave).

Participle[edit]

plexus m (feminine plexa, neuter plexum); first/second declension

  1. plaited, having been plaited, woven, having been woven, braided, having been braided
  2. twisted, having been twisted, bent, having been bent, turned, having been turned

Noun[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative plexus plexa plexum plexī plexae plexa
genitive plexī plexae plexī plexōrum plexārum plexōrum
dative plexō plexae plexō plexīs plexīs plexīs
accusative plexum plexam plexum plexōs plexās plexa
ablative plexō plexā plexō plexīs plexīs plexīs
vocative plexe plexa plexum plexī plexae plexa
  1. twining, plaiting, braid

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative plexus plexī
genitive plexī plexōrum
dative plexō plexīs
accusative plexum plexōs
ablative plexō plexīs
vocative plexe plexī