crista

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See also: Crista and cristã

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: krĭsˈtə, IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪstə/
  • Hyphenation: cris‧ta

Noun[edit]

crista (plural cristae or cristæ)

  1. The internal compartments formed by the inner membrane of a mitochondrion, where many chemical reactions take place.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). Cognate with crinis (hair), crispus (curly). Cognate with Albanian krip. Confer Ancient Greek κόρση (kórsē, temple (anatomy))

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Noun[edit]

crista f (genitive cristae); first declension

  1. (of a helmet) the crest, the plume
    Crista galeae.
    The plume of a helmet.
    Galea decora comanti cristae.
    An helmet decorated with a plumed crest.
  2. the comb or tuft on the head of animals (most frequently of a rooster or a cock)
    Illi surgunt cristae.
    He carries his head high.
    Crista galli.
    The comb of a rooster.
  3. the tuft of leaves on plants
    Crista foliorum.
    The tuft of the leaves.
  4. (anatomy) the clitoris

cristā

  1. ablative singular of crista

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative crista cristae
genitive cristae cristārum
dative cristae cristīs
accusative cristam cristās
ablative cristā cristīs
vocative crista cristae

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References[edit]

  • crista in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • crista in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “crista”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • crista” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • crista in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • crista in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese crista, cresta, from Latin crista.

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Noun[edit]

crista f (plural cristas)

  1. crest
  2. ridge

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin crista. See also the doublet cresta.

Noun[edit]

crista f (plural cristas)

  1. crest (of a helmet)