lacertus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin lacertus (muscle), from Classical Latin lacertus (upper arm), possibly from lacerta (lizard). Compare muscle, derived from a supposed resemblance to little mice.

Noun[edit]

lacertus (plural lacerti)

  1. (anatomy) A bundle or fascicle of muscular fibres.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Lacertum

Uncertain.

Noun[edit]

lacertus m (genitive lacertī); second declension (feminine lacerta)

  1. Alternative form of lacerta: a lizard.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lacertus lacertī
genitive lacertī lacertōrum
dative lacertō lacertīs
accusative lacertum lacertōs
ablative lacertō lacertīs
vocative lacerte lacertī

Etymology 2[edit]

Lacertum

Uncertain. Possibly from lacerta (lizard), as musculus derived from a supposed resemblance to little mice; possibly from Proto-Indo-European *Hlak-, *lēk- (leg, q.v.)

Noun[edit]

lacertus m (genitive lacertī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) The muscular part of the upper arm, including the shoulder, biceps, and triceps.
  2. (anatomy) The arm.
  3. (anatomy, Late Latin) A muscle.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lacertus lacertī
genitive lacertī lacertōrum
dative lacertō lacertīs
accusative lacertum lacertōs
ablative lacertō lacertīs
vocative lacerte lacertī
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References[edit]

  • lacertus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lacertus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lacertus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • "lacert, n.²", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.