homunculus

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Homunculus

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin homunculus, diminutive of homō (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /həˈmʌŋkjələs/, /hoʊˈmʌŋkjələs/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

homunculus (plural homunculi)

  1. A miniature man, once imagined by spermists to be present in human sperm.
  2. The nerve map of the human body that exists on the parietal lobe of the human brain.

Citations[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From homō, hominis +‎ -culus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

homunculus m (genitive homunculī); second declension

  1. Diminutive of homō (man).
  2. a little or weak man, homunculus
  3. (rare) a dwarf

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative homunculus homunculī
Genitive homunculī homunculōrum
Dative homunculō homunculīs
Accusative homunculum homunculōs
Ablative homunculō homunculīs
Vocative homuncule homunculī

References[edit]