uncus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin uncus (hook).

Noun[edit]

uncus (plural unci)

  1. (zoology) A hook or claw.
  2. (anatomy) Hence, any body part which is long, thin, and curved.
  3. (anatomy) Specifically, the hooked end of the parahippocampal gyrus of the temporal lobe; also called the uncinate gyrus or uncus gyri parahippocampalis.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂onkos (hook). Cognates include Ancient Greek ὄγκος (ónkos) and Sanskrit अङ्क (aṅka).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

uncus m (genitive uncī); second declension

  1. hook, barb
  2. a hook used to drag criminals by the neck
  3. (medicine) a surgical instrument

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative uncus uncī
genitive uncī uncōrum
dative uncō uncīs
accusative uncum uncōs
ablative uncō uncīs
vocative unce uncī

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Adjective[edit]

uncus m (feminine unca, neuter uncum); first/second declension

  1. hooked, curved, barbed
  2. crooked, bent

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative uncus unca uncum uncī uncae unca
genitive uncī uncae uncī uncōrum uncārum uncōrum
dative uncō uncae uncō uncīs uncīs uncīs
accusative uncum uncam uncum uncōs uncās unca
ablative uncō uncā uncō uncīs uncīs uncīs
vocative unce unca uncum uncī uncae unca

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