tibia

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tibia (plural tibias or tibiae)

  1. (anatomy) The inner and usually the larger of the two bones of the leg or hind limb below the knee, the shinbone
  2. (zoology) A segment of an insect's leg.
  3. A musical instrument of the flute kind, originally made of the leg bone of an animal.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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French[edit]

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tibia m (plural tibias)

  1. shin
  2. tibia, shinbone

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tibia f (plural tibias)

  1. (anatomy) tibia, shinbone

Italian[edit]

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tibia f (plural tibie)

  1. (anatomy, zoology) tibia, shinbone

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Latin[edit]

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Meaning may have evolved from "stalk, reed pipe" to shinbone, the latter being used by Pliny and later authors; flutes were originally made from shinbones. Possibly connected to Ancient Greek σίφων (síphōn, siphon, tube) reflecting a hypothetical *twi- root, and the irregular forms suggest a non-Indo-European loan source. There are no solid IE cognates outside of the Greek word.

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tībia f (genitive tībiae); first declension

  1. the large shin bone, tibia; leg
  2. (figuratively) a pipe, flute (originally of bone)

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative tībia tībiae
genitive tībiae tībiārum
dative tībiae tībiīs
accusative tībiam tībiās
ablative tībiā tībiīs
vocative tībia tībiae

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References[edit]

  • de Vaan, Michiel, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, vol. 7, of Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series, Alexander Lubotsky ed., Leiden: Brill, 2008.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Latin tepida.

Adjective[edit]

tibia f (masculine tibio, feminine plural tibias, masculine plural tibios)

  1. feminine form of tibio

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Latin tibia.

Noun[edit]

tibia f (plural tibias)

  1. (anatomy) tibia
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