abortus provocatus

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin abortus prōvocātus (induced abortion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːˈbɔr.tʏs ˌproː.voːˈkaːtʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: abor‧tus pro‧vo‧ca‧tus

Noun[edit]

abortus provocatus m (uncountable)

  1. abortion, induced abortion
    Synonyms: abortus, vruchtafdrijving, zwangerschapsonderbreking

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin abortus prōvocātus (induced abortion), first part from Latin abortus (premature delivery, abortion; miscarriage), perfect active participle of aborior (I disappear; miscarry, am aborted (of a baby)), a compound from both ab- (from, away from, off), from Latin ab (from, away from, on, in), from Proto-Italic *ab, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (off, away) + and from orior (I rise, appear, am born), from Proto-Italic *orjōr, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to move, stir, rise, spring). Last part from New Latin prōvocātus (challenged, provoked), perfect passive participle of prōvocō (I challenge, provoke), from both prō- (in front of), from prō (for, before), from Proto-Italic *pro-, from Proto-Indo-European *pro- (toward, forward), from *pró (toward, leading to), from *per- (before) + and from vocō (I call), from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷ- (voice, speech), from *wekʷ- (to speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈbɔʈʉs prʊʋʊˈkɑːtʉs/, /aˈbɔʁtʉs prʊʋʊˈkɑːtʉs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʉs
  • Hyphenation: ab‧ort‧us‧pro‧vo‧cat‧us

Noun[edit]

abortus provocatus

  1. (medicine) an artificially induced abortion
    • 1938, Alf B. Bryn, Peter van Heeren mottar opdrag av enhver art, page 130:
      da jeg var ung pike [var det] ingen av oss hadde lært noe om abortus provocatus
      when I was a young girl [it was] none of us had learned anything about abortus provocatus
    • 1974, Bergens Tidende:
      også her i Norge misbrukes abortus provocatus som prevensjonsmiddel
      also here in Norway abortus provocatus is abused as a contraceptive
    • 1951, Arthur Omre, Flukten, page 85:
      på en eller annen måte kom de inn på abortus provocatus. De ble gode og spisse mot hverandre og hatet hverandre fra første øyeblikk
      somehow they got into abortus provocatus. They became good and sharp towards each other and hated each other from the first moment

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