fauces

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fauces pl (plural only)

  1. (anatomy) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
  2. (botany) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
  3. (zoology) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • Hurme, Pesonen, Syväoja, "Englanti-Suomi suursanakirja", →ISBN, 4th ed., 1993, page 426
  • "Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language", new rev. ed., 1994, →ISBN, page 702. Based on "The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, the Unabridged Edition", 2nd ed., 1993

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fauces in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Plural of faux, of unknown etymology.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faucēs f pl (genitive faucium); third declension

  1. throat, pharynx, gullet
  2. a narrow entrance, entry passage

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative accusative plural in -īs.

Case Plural
nominative faucēs
genitive faucium
dative faucibus
accusative faucēs
faucīs
ablative faucibus
vocative faucēs

The word is often plural, although a single instance of the nominative singular form faux is known.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fauces

  1. plural of fauce