collum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin collum

Noun[edit]

collum (plural colla)

  1. (anatomy) A neck or cervix.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)
  2. (botany) A collar.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gray to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kwol-o- (neck, literally 'that on which the head turns'); see also Middle Dutch and Old Norse hals (neck), from *kʷékʷlos (circle, wheel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

collum n (genitive collī); second declension

  1. neck, throat
  2. upper stem of a plant
  3. (symbolically) servitude

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative collum colla
genitive collī collōrum
dative collō collīs
accusative collum colla
ablative collō collīs
vocative collum colla

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • collum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879