cartilago

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See also: cartílago

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kert- (to weave, twist together), the same source as Latin crātis (wickerwork) and Ancient Greek κροτώνη (krotṓnē, excrescence on a tree)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cartilāgō f (genitive cartilāginis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) cartilage, gristle

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cartilāgō cartilāginēs
genitive cartilāginis cartilāginum
dative cartilāginī cartilāginibus
accusative cartilāginem cartilāginēs
ablative cartilāgine cartilāginibus
vocative cartilāgō cartilāginēs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “cartilago”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 1, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 174