abdomen

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See also: Abdomen, abdómen, and abdômen

English[edit]

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Diagram showing the abdomen of an insect.

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1541.[1] Borrowed from Middle French abdomen, from Latin abdomen, possibly from abdō (conceal), from ab (away) + *dere (to put, place).[1]

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abdomen (plural abdomens or abdomina)

  1. (obsolete) The fat surrounding the belly. [mid 16th c. – late 17th c.][2]
  2. (anatomy) The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis, not including the back; or in some lower vertebrates, the portion between the cardiac and caudal regions. [from early 17th c.][2]
    Synonyms: belly, tummy, stomach (informal); see also Thesaurus:belly
  3. (anatomy) The cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the viscera; often restricted in humans to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity. [from early 17th c.][2]
    He was all bent over complaining of pains in the abdomen.
  4. (zoology, entomology) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda. [from late 18th c.][2]

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  • abdomen at OneLook Dictionary Search
  1. 1.0 1.1 Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], →ISBN), page 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 “abdomen” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 3.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

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abdomen m (plural abdòmens)

  1. abdomen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

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abdomen m (plural abdomens)

  1. abdomen

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin abdōmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [apˈdo.mən]
  • Hyphenation: ab‧do‧mên

Noun[edit]

abdomên (plural, first-person possessive abdomenku, second-person possessive abdomenmu, third-person possessive abdomennya)

  1. (anatomy, entomology) abdomen.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unclear origin; often suggested to be from abdō (to hide, conceal) +‎ -men, though de Vaan doesn't find this convincing.[1]

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Noun[edit]

abdōmen n (genitive abdōminis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) belly, abdomen
  2. (by extension of meaning) gluttony

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Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abdōmen abdōmina
Genitive abdōminis abdōminum
Dative abdōminī abdōminibus
Accusative abdōmen abdōmina
Ablative abdōmine abdōminibus
Vocative abdōmen abdōmina

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

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abdomen (Jawi spelling ابدومن‎, plural abdomen-abdomen, informal 1st possessive abdomenku, impolite 2nd possessive abdomenmu, 3rd possessive abdomennya)

  1. Abdomen (belly)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

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abdomen n (definite singular abdomenet, indefinite plural abdomen or abdomina, definite plural abdomena or abdomenene or abdominaene)

  1. (anatomy, entomology) abdomen
    computertomografi ved akutt abdomen
    computed tomography of acute abdomen
  2. (zoology, entomology) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French abdomen, Latin abdomen.

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Noun[edit]

abdomen n (plural abdomene)

  1. (anatomy) abdomen, belly
    Synonyms: burtă, pântece, vintre

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abdǒːmen/
  • Hyphenation: ab‧do‧men

Noun[edit]

abdómen m (Cyrillic spelling абдо́мен)

  1. abdomen

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abdōmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abˈdomen/, [aβˈðomẽn]

Noun[edit]

abdomen m (plural abdómenes)

  1. abdomen
    Synonym: vientre

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