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Latin. See lemniscata.


lemniscus (plural lemnisci)

  1. (zoology) One of two oval bodies hanging from the interior walls of the body in the Acanthocephala.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.




lēmniscus m (genitive lēmniscī); second declension

  1. A pendent ribbon


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lemniscus lemniscī
genitive lemniscī lemniscōrum
dative lemniscō lemniscīs
accusative lemniscum lemniscōs
ablative lemniscō lemniscīs
vocative lemnisce lemniscī

Derived terms[edit]


  • lemniscus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lemniscus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lemniscus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • lemniscus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lemniscus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin