adeps

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin adeps (fat, lard).

Noun[edit]

adeps (uncountable)

  1. (physiology) Soft or liquid animal fat.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (soft or liquid fat): lard

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Italic *adlepa, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂leybʰ-. Related to Umbrian 𐌀𐌛𐌄𐌐𐌄𐌔 (ařepes).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

adeps m (genitive adipis); third declension

  1. fat, lard, grease
  2. corpulence, obesity
  3. sapwood

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative adeps adipēs
Genitive adipis adipum
Dative adipī adipibus
Accusative adipem adipēs
Ablative adipe adipibus
Vocative adeps adipēs

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References[edit]

  • adeps”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • adeps”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • adeps in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • adeps in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN