brachium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bracchium (arm). Doublet of braccio.

Noun[edit]

brachium (plural brachia)

  1. (anatomy) The upper arm.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably secondary, via the common substitution of /VC:/ for /V:C/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brāchium n (genitive brāchiī or brāchī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of bracchium (arm)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brāchium brāchia
Genitive brāchiī
brāchī1
brāchiōrum
Dative brāchiō brāchiīs
Accusative brāchium brāchia
Ablative brāchiō brāchiīs
Vocative brāchium brāchia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Further reading[edit]

  • brachium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • brachium 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)