clavus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin clāvus (a nail)

Noun[edit]

clavus (plural clavuses)

  1. A callous growth, especially on the foot; a corn.
    • 1988, Shepard R. Hurwitz, Foot and ankle pain (page 331)
      In a review of over 1000 interdigital clavuses, 65% were found in the fourth interspace, while the first and third web space clavuses were found in 17% and 16% of the patients respectively []

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂u- (nail, pin, hook - instruments, of old use for locking doors). Cognate with Ancient Greek κλείς (kleís, key) and Old Church Slavonic ключь (ključĭ, key). Latin clāvis (key) is either a secondary i-stem derivation, or a loanword from Ancient Greek κληΐς (klēḯs).

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Noun[edit]

clāvus m (genitive clāvī); second declension

  1. a nail (metal spike)
  2. rudder
  3. helm (of a boat)
  4. purple stripe on the tunic
  5. callus, wart, tumor

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative clāvus clāvī
genitive clāvī clāvōrum
dative clāvō clāvīs
accusative clāvum clāvōs
ablative clāvō clāvīs
vocative clāve clāvī

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