labia

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See also: Labia and lábia

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin labia ‎(lips), plural of labium ‎(lip).

Noun[edit]

labia pl ‎(normally plural, singular labium)

  1. (anatomy) The folds of tissue at the opening of the vulva.

Usage notes[edit]

Though usually used as a plural, this noun is also attested as a singular with plural labias or labiae.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

labia f ‎(genitive labiae); first declension

  1. lip

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative labia labiae
genitive labiae labiārum
dative labiae labiīs
accusative labiam labiās
ablative labiā labiīs
vocative labia labiae

Noun[edit]

labia

  1. nominative plural of labium
  2. accusative plural of labium
  3. vocative plural of labium

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin labia.

Noun[edit]

labia f ‎(oblique plural labias, nominative singular labia, nominative plural labias)

  1. (10th century) lip
    • circa 980, La Vie de Saint Léger
      La labia li ad restaurat
      He [=God] restored his lip to him

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Vie de Saint Léger citation is the only known recorded usage of the term.