rhombus

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From Latin rhombus, from Ancient Greek ῥόμβος (rhombos, rhombus, spinning top), from ῥέμβω (rhembo, I turn around).

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rhombus (plural rhombi or rhombuses)

A pair of rhombi.
  1. (zoology, now rare) Any of several flatfishes once considered part of the genus Rhombus. [from 16th c.]
    • 1638, Thomas Herbert, Some Yeares Travels, I:
      the greedy Tuberon or Shark arm'd with a double row of venemous teeth pursues them, directed by a little Rhombus, Musculus or pilot-fish that scuds to and fro to bring intelligence [...].
  2. (geometry) A parallelogram having all sides of equal length. [from 16th c.]

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ῥόμβος (rhombos, rhombus, spinning top), from ῥέμβω (rhembo, I turn around).

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Noun[edit]

rhombus m (genitive rhombī); second declension

  1. rhombus (geometry)

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rhombus rhombī
genitive rhombī rhombōrum
dative rhombō rhombīs
accusative rhombum rhombōs
ablative rhombō rhombīs
vocative rhombe rhombī