labium

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin labium (a lip). Doublet of lip.

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labium (plural labia)

  1. (anatomy, usually in the plural) A liplike structure; especially one of the two pairs of folds of skin on either side of the vulva.
    Hyponyms: labium majus, labium minus
  2. (botany) The lip of a labiate corolla.
  3. (entomology) A lower mouthpart of an insect that is formed by the second pair of maxillae united in the middle line.
    1. (zoology) A liplike part of various invertebrates.
  4. (music) The lip against which pressured air is driven to produce sound in a recorder and in a pipe organ with flue pipes.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

labium m (plural labiums)

  1. (zoology) labium

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *leb- (to hang loosely) +‎ -ium (nominal suffix). Doublet of labrum.

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Noun[edit]

labium n (genitive labiī or labī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) a lip
    Synonym: labrum
  2. an axle or some other part of an oil press
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Inflection[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative labium labia
Genitive labiī
labī1
labiōrum
Dative labiō labiīs
Accusative labium labia
Ablative labiō labiīs
Vocative labium labia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References[edit]

  • labium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • labium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • labium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • labium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French labium.

Noun[edit]

labium n (uncountable)

  1. labium

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