jugular

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin jugulāris, from Latin iugulum (neck, throat), from iugum (yoke), from Proto-Indo-European *yugóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒʌɡ.jʊ.lə/, /ˈdʒʌɡ.jə.lə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒʌɡ.jʊ.lɚ/, /ˈdʒʌɡ.jə.lɚ/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

jugular (not comparable)

  1. Relating to, or located near, the neck or throat.
  2. (zoology, of fish) Having ventral fins attached under the throat.
  3. (humorous) Relating to juggling.

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Noun[edit]

jugular (plural jugulars)

  1. (anatomy) A jugular vein.
  2. (by extension) Any critical vulnerability.
    It was vicious; he went for the jugular.
    • 2001, Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age : A Romance, paperback edition, Fourth Estate, page 83:
      One of Lionel's old Salthill friends with whom he exchanged perhaps a dozen words a year, and with whom he sometimes played squash, and tennis, both men killers on the court, seeking the jugular [] .

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The plural form jugulars is almost never used.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Medieval Latin or Scientific Latin iugularis, jugularis, from Latin iugulum.

Adjective[edit]

jugular m, f (plural jugulares, comparable)

  1. jugular (relating to the neck or throat)

Noun[edit]

jugular f (plural jugulares)

  1. jugular vein

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French jugulaire, Medieval Latin or Scientific Latin iugularis, jugularis, from Latin iugulum.

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Adjective[edit]

jugular m, n (feminine singular jugulară, masculine plural jugulari, feminine and neuter plural jugulare)

  1. jugular; pertaining to the neck or throat

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