epiglottis

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin epiglōttis, from Ancient Greek ἐπῐγλωττῐ́ς (epiglōttís, valve covering the larynx), from ἐπῐ- (epi-, upon, over) +‎ γλωττῐ́ς (glōttís, glottis, mouth of the windpipe); equivalent to epi- (upon; above) +‎ glottis.

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epiglottis (plural epiglottises or epiglottides)

  1. (anatomy) A cartilaginous organ in the throat of terrestrial vertebrates covering the glottis when swallowing to prevent food and liquid from entering the trachea, and in Homo sapiens also a speech organ.
    • 2004, Top Gear, season 5, episode 9:
      My epiglottis is full of bees!

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  • IPA(key): /ˈepiɡlotːis/, [ˈe̞piɡˌlo̞t̪ːis̠]
  • Rhymes: -otːis
  • Syllabification: e‧pig‧lot‧tis

Noun[edit]

epiglottis

  1. epiglottis

Declension[edit]

Inflection of epiglottis (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative epiglottis epiglottikset
genitive epiglottiksen epiglottisten
epiglottiksien
partitive epiglottista epiglottiksia
illative epiglottikseen epiglottiksiin
singular plural
nominative epiglottis epiglottikset
accusative nom. epiglottis epiglottikset
gen. epiglottiksen
genitive epiglottiksen epiglottisten
epiglottiksien
partitive epiglottista epiglottiksia
inessive epiglottiksessa epiglottiksissa
elative epiglottiksesta epiglottiksista
illative epiglottikseen epiglottiksiin
adessive epiglottiksella epiglottiksilla
ablative epiglottikselta epiglottiksilta
allative epiglottikselle epiglottiksille
essive epiglottiksena epiglottiksina
translative epiglottikseksi epiglottiksiksi
instructive epiglottiksin
abessive epiglottiksetta epiglottiksitta
comitative epiglottiksineen
Possessive forms of epiglottis (type vastaus)
possessor singular plural
1st person epiglottikseni epiglottiksemme
2nd person epiglottiksesi epiglottiksenne
3rd person epiglottiksensa

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπῐγλωττῐ́ς (epiglōttís, valve covering the larynx), from ἐπῐ- (epi-, upon, over) +‎ γλωττῐ́ς (glōttís, glottis, mouth of the windpipe).

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epiglōttis f (genitive epiglōttidis); third declension (Late Latin)

  1. (anatomy) an epiglottis
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Inflection[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative epiglōttis epiglōttidēs
Genitive epiglōttidis epiglōttidum
Dative epiglōttidī epiglōttidibus
Accusative epiglōttidem epiglōttidēs
Ablative epiglōttide epiglōttidibus
Vocative epiglōttis epiglōttidēs

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