coxa

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English[edit]

Diagram of an insect’s leg. The coxa is the second segment shown from the left.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin coxa (hip).

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Noun[edit]

coxa (plural coxae)

  1. (anatomy) The basal segment of a limb of various arthropods (insects and spiders, for example).

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Vulgar Latin or Late Latin coxa (thigh), from Latin coxa (hip).

Noun[edit]

coxa f (plural coxas)

  1. (anatomy) thigh, the upper leg

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *koḱs-, whence also Old Irish cos (foot, leg) and Welsh coes (leg, shank).

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Noun[edit]

coxa f (genitive coxae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) hip (joint), hipbone
  2. (Medieval Latin, Vulgar Latin) thigh

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative coxa coxae
genitive coxae coxārum
dative coxae coxīs
accusative coxam coxās
ablative coxā coxīs
vocative coxa coxae

Synonyms[edit]

  • (hip-joint of hipbone): ischion (Grecian)

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References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Vulgar Latin or Late Latin coxa (thigh), from Latin coxa (hip), from Proto-Indo-European *koḱs-.

Noun[edit]

coxa f (plural coxas)

  1. thigh (part of the leg above the knee)
  2. drumstick (leg of a bird eaten as food)
  3. (arthropod anatomy) coxa (basal segment of some arthropods’ limbs)
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Noun[edit]

coxa m, f (plural coxas)

  1. Clipping of coxa-branca.

Adjective[edit]

coxa (invariable, comparable)

  1. Clipping of coxa-branca.

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Adjective[edit]

coxa

  1. Feminine singular of adjective coxo.