coccyx

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English[edit]

the coccyx

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόκκυξ(kókkux, cuckoo), referring to the curved shape of a cuckoo's beak when viewed from the side.

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coccyx ‎(plural coccyges)

  1. (medicine, formal) The final (bottommost) fused vertebrae at the base of the spine, the tailbone.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek κόκκυξ(kókkux).

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coccyx m ‎(plural coccyx)

  1. (anatomy) coccyx, tailbone

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek κόκκῡξ(kókkūx).

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coccȳx m ‎(genitive coccȳgis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) coccyx

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative coccyx coccygēs
genitive coccygis coccygum
dative coccygī coccygibus
accusative coccygem coccygēs
ablative coccyge coccygibus
vocative coccyx coccygēs

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Noun[edit]

coccyx m (plural coccyx)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cóccix (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).