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Borrowing from Latin antlia (pump), from Ancient Greek ἀντλία (antlía).


antlia (plural antliae)

  1. (zoology) The spiral tubular proboscis of lepidopterous insects.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for antlia in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




From Ancient Greek ἀντλία (antlía, bilge-water, filth), from ἀντλέω (antléō, to bale out bilge-water, to bale the ship, to draw water).



antlia f (genitive antliae); first declension

  1. a foot-operated pump for drawing water
  2. (zoology) the body part of an insect used to suck up plant juices


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative antlia antliae
genitive antliae antliārum
dative antliae antliīs
accusative antliam antliās
ablative antliā antliīs
vocative antlia antliae


  • antlia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • antlia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • antlia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • antlia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin