anus

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See also: Anus, ânus, añus, anüs, and -anus

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1658, borrowed from Middle French anus or its etymon Latin ānus (ring, anus), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring). See also anal, annular, annelid.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.nəs/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪnəs

Noun[edit]

anus (plural anuses or ani)

  1. (anatomy) The lower orifice of the alimentary canal, through which feces and flatus are ejected.
  2. (informal, derogatory) An impolite, unpopular, or unintelligent person.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānus (ring, anus), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring).

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Noun[edit]

anus m (plural anus)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānus (ring, anus), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.nʏs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: anus

Noun[edit]

anus m (plural anussen or ani, diminutive anusje n)

  1. anus

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin ānus (ring, anus), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑ(ː)nus/, [ˈɑ(ː)nus̠]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnus
  • Syllabification(key): a‧nus

Noun[edit]

anus

  1. anus
    Synonym: see peräaukko

Declension[edit]

Inflection of anus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative anus anukset
genitive anuksen anusten
anuksien
partitive anusta anuksia
illative anukseen anuksiin
singular plural
nominative anus anukset
accusative nom. anus anukset
gen. anuksen
genitive anuksen anusten
anuksien
partitive anusta anuksia
inessive anuksessa anuksissa
elative anuksesta anuksista
illative anukseen anuksiin
adessive anuksella anuksilla
ablative anukselta anuksilta
allative anukselle anuksille
essive anuksena anuksina
translative anukseksi anuksiksi
instructive anuksin
abessive anuksetta anuksitta
comitative anuksineen
Possessive forms of anus (type vastaus)
possessor singular plural
1st person anukseni anuksemme
2nd person anuksesi anuksenne
3rd person anuksensa

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānus (ring; anus), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring).

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Noun[edit]

anus m (plural anus)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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  • Turkish: anüs

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring). Possibly cognate with Old Irish áinne (from Proto-Celtic *ānniyos (ring)) and Old Armenian անուր (anur, ring, necklace).

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Noun[edit]

ānus m (genitive ānī); second declension

  1. a ring (of a more geometrical sense)
  2. an anus
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ānus ānī
Genitive ānī ānōrum
Dative ānō ānīs
Accusative ānum ānōs
Ablative ānō ānīs
Vocative āne ānī
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- (old woman). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀννίς (annís, grandmother), Old Armenian հան (han, grandmother), Lithuanian anyta (mother-in-law), Old High German ana (grandmother), ano (grandfather), Old Prussian ane (grandmother).

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Noun[edit]

anus f (genitive anūs); fourth declension

  1. old woman, crone, old maid, matron
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 6.415-416:
      ‘valeās, anus optima!’ dīxī ‘quod superest aevī, molle sit omne, tuī.’
      “May you be healthy, worthy old woman!” I said. “May what is remaining of your life all be gentle.”
    • 11th to 13th century, In taberna quando sumus, from Carmina Burana:
      … bibit soror, bibit frater, / bibit anus, bibit mater, …
      (… the sister drinks, the brother drinks, / the old lady drinks, the mother drinks, …)
Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative anus anūs
Genitive anūs anuum
Dative anuī anibus
Accusative anum anūs
Ablative anū anibus
Vocative anus anūs
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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Noun[edit]

anūs

  1. inflection of anus:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

References[edit]

  • (anus):anus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • (ring):anus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • (crone):anus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • anus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • anus 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)
  • anus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • 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

Old Irish[edit]

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Verb[edit]

·anus

  1. first-person singular future/present subjunctive conjunct of aingid
  2. first-person singular preterite conjunct of anaid

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·anus unchanged ·n-anus
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānus (ring, anus), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring).

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Noun[edit]

anus n (plural anusuri)

  1. (anatomy) anus

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ānus (ring, anus), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂no- (ring).

Noun[edit]

anus n

  1. (anatomy) anus

Declension[edit]

Declension of anus 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative anus anuset anus anusen
Genitive anus anusets anus anusens

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