femur

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See also: Femur, fémur, and fêmur

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin femur, (genitive feminis ‎(thigh)). More at tan.

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Noun[edit]

femur ‎(plural femurs or femora)

  1. (anatomy) A thighbone.
  2. A segment of the leg of an insect or arachnid.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.
Case Singular Plural
nominative femur femina
genitive feminis feminum
dative feminī feminibus
accusative femur femina
ablative femine feminibus
vocative femur femina
Third declension neuter.
Case Singular Plural
nominative femur femora
genitive femoris femorum
dative femorī femoribus
accusative femur femora
ablative femore femoribus
vocative femur femora

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Verb[edit]

fēmur

  1. first-person plural present active subjunctive of for

References[edit]

  • femur” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.