cerebrum

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From Latin cerebrum (brain, skull); see there for more.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛ.ɹɪ.bɹəm/, /sɪˈɹiː.bɹəm/

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cerebrum (plural cerebra or cerebrums)

  1. (neuroanatomy) The upper part of the brain, which is divided into the two cerebral hemispheres. In humans it is the largest part of the brain and is the seat of motor and sensory functions, and the higher mental functions such as consciousness, thought, reason, emotion, and memory.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *kerazrom, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂-; see there for more.

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cerebrum n (genitive cerebrī); second declension

  1. brain
  2. skull

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cerebrum cerebra
genitive cerebrī cerebrōrum
dative cerebrō cerebrīs
accusative cerebrum cerebra
ablative cerebrō cerebrīs
vocative cerebrum cerebra

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References[edit]

  • cerebrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cerebrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cerebrum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cerebrum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cerebrum in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911