isthmus

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English[edit]

An isthmus (narrow strip of land).

Etymology[edit]

Via Latin isthmus, from Ancient Greek ἰσθμός(isthmós, neck), possibly from εἶμι(eîmi, to go). Cognate to Old Norse eið(isthmus).

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Noun[edit]

isthmus ‎(plural isthmuses or isthmi)

  1. A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses.
  2. (anatomy) Any such narrow part connecting two larger structures.
  3. (graph theory) An edge in a graph whose deletion increases the number of connected components of the graph.

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

isthmus m ‎(genitive isthmī); second declension

  1. isthmus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative isthmus isthmī
genitive isthmī isthmōrum
dative isthmō isthmīs
accusative isthmum isthmōs
ablative isthmō isthmīs
vocative isthme isthmī

Usage notes[edit]

  • Capitalised, it refers to the Isthmus of Corinth.