clavicula

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See also: clavícula

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from New Latin clāvicula (the collarbone), diminutive of clāvis (a key).

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Noun[edit]

clavicula (plural claviculae)

  1. (anatomy) Alternative form of clavicle.

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References[edit]

  • clavicula”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From clāvis (a key) +‎ -cula (diminutive nominal suffix).

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Noun[edit]

clāvicula f (genitive clāviculae); first declension

  1. a little key
  2. (botany) the tendril of a vine
  3. a bar or bolt of a door
  4. a pivot
  5. (New Latin, anatomy) the clavicle, collar bone
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Inflection[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative clāvicula clāviculae
Genitive clāviculae clāviculārum
Dative clāviculae clāviculīs
Accusative clāviculam clāviculās
Ablative clāviculā clāviculīs
Vocative clāvicula clāviculae

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References[edit]

  • clavicula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • clavicula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clavicula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette