ulna

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Ulna

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From Latin ulna (elbow).

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ulna (plural ulnae or ulnas)

  1. (anatomy) The bone of the forearm that extends from the elbow to the wrist on the side opposite to the thumb, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. Also, the corresponding bone in the forelimb of any vertebrate.

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ulna f (plural ulnes)

  1. ulna

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Galician[edit]

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ulna f (plural ulnas)

  1. (anatomy) ulna

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Italian[edit]

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ulna f (plural ulne)

  1. (anatomy) ulna

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₃l(e)n- ~ *h₁ōl(e)n- (< root *h₁e(h₃)l- (to bend)), although this reconstruction remains uncertain[1]. Related to Old Armenian ուլն (uln, neck), Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰 (aleina, cubit), Old Church Slavonic ланита (lanita, cheek), Greek ὠλένη (ōlenē) 'elbow' and Sanskrit अणि (aṇi, the point of a needle).

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ulna f (genitive ulnae); first declension

  1. elbow
  2. (poetic) arm
    maternis in ulnis — in mother's arms
  3. (unit of length) cubit, ell

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ulna ulnae
genitive ulnae ulnārum
dative ulnae ulnīs
accusative ulnam ulnās
ablative ulnā ulnīs
vocative ulna ulnae

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  1. ^ Zair. [The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic], 2012, p.23.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ulna (elbow).

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ulna f (plural ulnas)

  1. (anatomy, Brazil) ulna

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