atlas

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Atlas, from the name of the Ancient Greek mythological figure Ἄτλας (Átlas, Bearer (of the Heavens)), from τλῆναι (tlênai, to suffer”, “to endure”, “to bear). The sense referring to books of maps reflects that Atlas bore the world on his shoulders. The sense referring to the vertebra reflects that the spine carries the globe of the cranium (the neck carries the head).

Noun[edit]

atlas (plural atlases or atlantes)

  1. A bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text.
  2. A bound collection of tables, illustrations etc. on any given subject.
  3. (chiefly in anatomy, especially of the human body) A detailed visual conspectus of something of great and multi-faceted complexity, with its elements splayed so as to be presented in as discrete a manner as possible whilst retaining a realistic view of the whole.
    • 1904: Eugène Collin, An Anatomical Atlas of Vegetable Powders Designed as an Aid to the Microscopic Analysis of Powdered Foods and Drugs, main title (J. & A. Churchill)
      An Anatomical Atlas of Vegetable Powders Designed as an Aid to the Microscopic Analysis of Powdered Foods and Drugs
    • 1991: Alan C. F. Colchester and David J. Hawkes [eds.], Information Processing in Medical Imaging, page 154 (Springer; →ISBN
      In addition to classical radiology systems like angiography, CT scanner or MRI have greatly contributed to the improvement of the patient anatomy investigation. Each examination modality still carries its own information and the need to make a synthesis between them is obvious but still makes different problems hard to solve. There is no unique imaging facility which can bring out the whole set of known anatomical structures, brought together in a neuro-anatomical atlas.
    • 1997: Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 55 (Totem Books, Icon Books; →ISBN
      Our perception of the body as the natural “space of the origin and distribution of disease”, a space determined by the 'anatomical atlas', is merely one of the various ways in which medicine has formed its “knowledge”.
    • 2003, Isabelle E. Magnin, Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart, Springer, →ISBN, page 19:
      Finally, Subsol et al. [6] reported on a method for automatically constructing 3D morphometric anatomical atlantes which is based on the extraction of line and point features and their subsequent non-rigid registration.
  4. (differential geometry, topology) A family of coordinate charts that cover a manifold.
  5. (anatomy) The uppermost vertebra of the cervical spine in the neck in humans and some other animals.
    Synonyms: atlanto-, atlo-
    • 1734, William Stukeley, Of the Gout, part II, page 58:
      There are of these glands upon the first vertebra of the neck of the atlas; on which the head turns []
    • 2020, Tim Ecott, The Land of Maybe, Short Books 2021, p. 174:
      Ribs and spines show through the thin layer of meat left on the carcase, and, where the head meets the body, the crucial first vertebra – the atlas – is exposed.
  6. One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.
  7. (architecture) A figure of a man used as a column.
    Synonym: telamon
  8. (paper) A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Arabic أَطْلَس(ʾaṭlas)

Noun[edit]

atlas (countable and uncountable, plural atlases or atlasses)

  1. (historical) A rich satin fabric.
    • 1887, Sir William Hedges, ‎Sir Henry Yule, The Diary of William Hedges, Esq.
      I saw ye Taffaties and Atlasses in ye warehouse, and gave directions concerning their severall colours and stripes, ordering Mr. Charnock to use his best endeavours to encrease their quantity; []
    • 2016, Pius Malekandathil, The Indian Ocean in the Making of Early Modern India (page 53)
      Surat was an important port on the west coast of India from where atlases were exported on a large scale []
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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: at‧las

Etymology 1[edit]

From English atlas, from the name of the Ancient Greek mythological figure Ἄτλας (Átlas, Bearer (of the Heavens)), from τλῆναι (tlênai, to suffer”, “to endure”, “to bear).

Noun[edit]

atlas

  1. an atlas; a bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text

Etymology 2[edit]

From English Atlas moth.

Noun[edit]

atlas

  1. the Atlas moth (Attacus atlas)

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

atlas m

  1. atlas (bound collection of maps)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently coined in Latin in this sense by Gerardus Mercator from the name of the mythological giant Atlas. Borrowed from Latin Atlas, from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑt.lɑs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: at‧las

Noun[edit]

atlas m (plural atlassen)

  1. atlas (bound or digital collection of maps)
    Synonym: kaartenboek
  2. (anatomy) atlas (top vertebra)

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: atlas
  • Papiamentu: atlas

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Atlas, from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑtlɑs/, [ˈɑt̪lɑs̠]
  • Rhymes: -ɑtlɑs
  • Syllabification(key): at‧las

Noun[edit]

atlas

  1. atlas (collection of maps)
  2. (anatomy) atlas (vertebra)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of atlas (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative atlas atlakset
genitive atlaksen atlasten
atlaksien
partitive atlasta atlaksia
illative atlakseen atlaksiin
singular plural
nominative atlas atlakset
accusative nom. atlas atlakset
gen. atlaksen
genitive atlaksen atlasten
atlaksien
partitive atlasta atlaksia
inessive atlaksessa atlaksissa
elative atlaksesta atlaksista
illative atlakseen atlaksiin
adessive atlaksella atlaksilla
ablative atlakselta atlaksilta
allative atlakselle atlaksille
essive atlaksena atlaksina
translative atlakseksi atlaksiksi
instructive atlaksin
abessive atlaksetta atlaksitta
comitative atlaksineen
Possessive forms of atlas (type vastaus)
possessor singular plural
1st person atlakseni atlaksemme
2nd person atlaksesi atlaksenne
3rd person atlaksensa

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin atlas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

atlas m (plural atlas)

  1. atlas (collection of maps)
  2. (anatomy) atlas

Descendants[edit]

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [at̚las]
  • Hyphenation: at‧las

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch atlas, from Latin Atlas, from the name of the Ancient Greek mythological figure Ἄτλας (Átlas, Bearer (of the Heavens)), from τλῆναι (tlênai, to suffer”, “to endure”, “to bear).

Noun[edit]

atlas (first-person possessive atlasku, second-person possessive atlasmu, third-person possessive atlasnya)

  1. atlas:
    1. a bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text.
    2. (anatomy) the uppermost vertebra of the neck.
Hyponyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic أَطْلَس(ʾaṭlas).[1]

Noun[edit]

atlas (first-person possessive atlasku, second-person possessive atlasmu, third-person possessive atlasnya)

  1. a rich satin fabric.
    Synonyms: antelas, satin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erwina Burhanuddin; Abdul Gaffar Ruskhan; R.B. Chrismanto (1993) Penelitian kosakata bahasa Arab dalam bahasa Indonesia [Research on Arabic vocabulary in Indonesian]‎[1], Jakarta: Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, →ISBN, OCLC 29420936

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas).

Noun[edit]

atlas m (genitive singular atlais, nominative plural atlais)

  1. atlas (bound collection of maps; uppermost vertebra of the neck)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
atlas n-atlas hatlas not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas), a Titan in Greek mythology; first used in this sense by the cartographer Mercator.

Noun[edit]

atlas n (definite singular atlaset, indefinite plural atlas or atlaser, definite plural atlasa or atlasene)

  1. an atlas (book of maps)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas).

Noun[edit]

atlas n (definite singular atlaset, indefinite plural atlas, definite plural atlasa)

  1. an atlas (book of maps)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas). Doublet of atlant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

atlas m inan (diminutive atlasik)

  1. atlas (bound collection of maps)
  2. atlas (bound collection of maps)
  3. (architecture) atlas (a figure of a man used as a column)
    Synonyms: atlant, telamon
  4. (anatomy) atlas (the uppermost vertebra of the neck)
    Synonym: dźwigacz

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • atlas in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • atlas in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas, Atlas).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

atlas m (invariable)

  1. atlas (collection of maps)
    Synonym: mapoteca
  2. atlas (topmost vertebra)

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Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (topmost vertebra): áxis

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French atlas.

Noun[edit]

atlas n (plural atlase)

  1. atlas

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

àtlas m (Cyrillic spelling а̀тлас)

  1. atlas

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Atlas, a titan in Greek mythology.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈatlas/ [ˈa.t̪las]
  • Rhymes: -atlas
  • Hyphenation: a‧tlas

Noun[edit]

atlas m (plural atlas)

  1. (cartography) atlas (a bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text)
  2. (anatomy) atlas (the uppermost vertebra of the neck)

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