cubitus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cubitus. Doublet of cubit.

Noun[edit]

cubitus (plural cubiti)

  1. (archaic) The ulna.
  2. (entomology) One of the major veins of the insect wing, between the media and the postcubitus; the vein running along the dorsal edge of the discal cell.
  3. (anatomy) The elbow, or the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped.
  4. (anatomy) The forearm; the arm from the elbow to fingertip, or the corresponding portion of a jointed limb of an animal that uses the limb for locomotion or grasping.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (vein of insect wing): Cu

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin cubitus. Doublet of coude.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ky.bi.tys/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cubitus m (plural cubitus)

  1. (anatomy) ulna

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of cubō (lie down, recline).

Participle[edit]

cubitus (feminine cubita, neuter cubitum); first/second-declension participle

  1. reclined, lying down, having been reclined.
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cubitus cubita cubitum cubitī cubitae cubita
Genitive cubitī cubitae cubitī cubitōrum cubitārum cubitōrum
Dative cubitō cubitō cubitīs
Accusative cubitum cubitam cubitum cubitōs cubitās cubita
Ablative cubitō cubitā cubitō cubitīs
Vocative cubite cubita cubitum cubitī cubitae cubita

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cubitus m (genitive cubitūs); fourth declension

  1. (rare) a lying down
  2. (figuratively, rare) bed, couch
    Synonym: triclīnium
Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cubitus cubitūs
Genitive cubitūs cubituum
Dative cubituī cubitibus
Accusative cubitum cubitūs
Ablative cubitū cubitibus
Vocative cubitus cubitūs

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

cubitus m (genitive cubitī); second declension

  1. Alternative form of cubitum
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cubitus cubitī
Genitive cubitī cubitōrum
Dative cubitō cubitīs
Accusative cubitum cubitōs
Ablative cubitō cubitīs
Vocative cubite cubitī

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