coccyx

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English[edit]

the coccyx

Etymology[edit]

Latin coccyx, 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 (bottom-most) fused vertebrae at the base of the spine, the tailbone.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κόκκυξ (kókkux).

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  • IPA(key): /kɔk.sis/
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Noun[edit]

coccyx m (plural coccyx)

  1. (anatomy) coccyx, tailbone

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κόκκῡξ (kókkūx).

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Noun[edit]

coccȳx m (genitive coccȳgis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) coccyx

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative coccȳx coccȳgēs
Genitive coccȳgis coccȳgum
Dative coccȳgī coccȳgibus
Accusative coccȳgem coccȳgēs
Ablative coccȳge coccȳgibus
Vocative coccȳx coccȳgēs

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coccyx m (plural coccyx)

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