femur

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See also: Femur, fémur, fèmur, and fêmur

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin femur (thigh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

femur (plural femurs or femora)

  1. (anatomy) A thighbone.
  2. (entomology) The middle segment of the leg of an insect, between the trochanter and the tibia.
  3. (arachnology) A segment of the leg of an arachnid.

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Translations[edit]

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown. The heteroclitic (r/n) inflection is rather archaic (as also seen in iecur and iter), but no secure Proto-Indo-European origin can be found.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

femur n (genitive feminis or femoris); third declension

  1. thigh
  2. (architecture) the space between the grooves of a triglyph
  3. (figuratively) the loins; capacity to produce children.
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem; two different stems).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative femur femina
femora
Genitive feminis
femoris
feminum
femorum
Dative feminī
femorī
feminibus
femoribus
Accusative femur femina
femora
Ablative femine
femore
feminibus
femoribus
Vocative femur femina
femora
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Catalan: fèmur
  • English: femur
  • French: fémur
  • Galician: fémur
  • Italian: femore
  • Occitan: fèmur
  • Portuguese: fémur (Portugal), fêmur (Brazil)
  • Spanish: fémur

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fēmur

  1. first-person plural present active subjunctive of for

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