pons

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From Latin pons.

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pons (plural pontes)

  1. (anatomy) A bridge-like tissue connecting two parts of an organ
  2. (anatomy) A band of nerve fibres, the pons Varolii, within the brain stem

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pons

  1. second-person singular present indicative form of pondre

Latin[edit]

pōns (bridge)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pónt-h₁-s (path, road). Cognate with Sanskrit पथिन् (pathin), Ancient Greek πόντος (póntos), Old Armenian հուն (hun, riverbed), and Old English findan (English find).

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pōns m (genitive pontis); third declension

  1. A bridge, a construction or natural feature that spans a divide.

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Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pōns pontēs
genitive pontis pontium
dative pontī pontibus
accusative pontem pontēs
pontīs
ablative ponte pontibus
vocative pōns pontēs

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  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 479, 480