labium

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From Latin labium (lip).

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labium (plural labia)

  1. (anatomy) A liplike structure; especially one of the two pairs of folds of skin either side of the vulva.
  2. (botany) The lip of a labiate corolla.
  3. (music) The lip against which pressured air is driven in a flue pipe in an organ.

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Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *leb- (to hang loosely).

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labium n (genitive labiī); second declension

  1. lip

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative labium labia
genitive labiī labiōrum
dative labiō labiīs
accusative labium labia
ablative labiō labiīs
vocative labium labia

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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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “labium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • labium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)