Jump to navigation Jump to search
- ilion (4th to 7th centuries)
Borrowed from Latin īlium (“lower abdomen”), from īle (“flank”).
ilium (plural ilia)
- (anatomy) The upper and widest of the three bones that make up each side of the hipbone and pelvis.
- (anatomy, obsolete) The ileum, part of the small intestine (in modern usage, misspelling of ileum.).
In modern usage, ilium always refers to the bones of the hip and pelvis while ileum always refers to the part of the small intestine. To remember the different spellings, one mnemonic is that there is an -i- in the middle of both ilium and hip; another is that ileus affects the ileum, and both have an -e-.
ilium m (plural iliums)
(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)
īlium n (genitive īliī or īlī); second declension
- Alternative form of īle.
Second-declension noun (neuter).
1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).
- → English: ilium
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
- “ilium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- “ilium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- ilium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “ilium”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia
- “ilium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “ilium”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
- English terms borrowed from Latin
- English terms derived from Latin
- English 2-syllable words
- English terms with IPA pronunciation
- Rhymes:English/ɪliəm/3 syllables
- English lemmas
- English nouns
- English countable nouns
- English nouns with irregular plurals
- English terms with obsolete senses
- French lemmas
- French nouns
- French countable nouns
- French masculine nouns
- Latin 3-syllable words
- Latin terms with IPA pronunciation
- Latin terms with Ecclesiastical IPA pronunciation
- Latin lemmas
- Latin nouns
- Latin second declension nouns
- Latin neuter nouns in the second declension
- Latin neuter nouns
- Latin non-lemma forms
- Latin noun forms