bursa

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From the Medieval Latin bursa ‎(purse); compare purse.

Noun[edit]

bursa ‎(plural bursae or bursæ)

  1. (anatomy) Any of the many small fluid-filled sacs located at the point where a muscle or tendon slides across bone. These sacs serve to reduce friction between the two moving surfaces.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Late Latin (4th century); from the Ancient Greek βύρσα ‎(búrsa, hide, wine-skin).

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bursa f ‎(genitive bursae); first declension

  1. (originally) oxhide, animal skin
  2. (by extension) purse, especially one made of skin or leather
  3. supply of money, funds
  4. pension

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bursa bursae
genitive bursae bursārum
dative bursae bursīs
accusative bursam bursās
ablative bursā bursīs
vocative bursa bursae

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Ultimately from Latin bursa.

Noun[edit]

bursa

  1. purse (for money)
  2. wallet
  3. stock market

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of bursa (even, rs-rss gradation)
Nominative bursa
Genitive burssa
singular plural
Nominative bursa burssat
Accusative burssa burssaid
Genitive burssa burssaid
Illative bursii burssaide
Locative burssas burssain
Comitative burssain burssaiguin
Essive bursan

Romansch[edit]

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  • (Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader) buorsa

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin bursa, from Ancient Greek βύρσα ‎(búrsa, hide, wine-skin).

Noun[edit]

bursa f (plural bursas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) purse
  2. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) exchange