limbus

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English limbus, from Latin limbus (edge, border)

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limbus (plural limbuses or limbi)

  1. (medicine, biology) A border of an anatomical part, such as the edge of the cornea.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from *(s)lembʰ- (to hang loosely, hang limply), the same Proto-Indo-European root as

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Noun[edit]

limbus m (genitive limbī); second declension

  1. A border, edge
  2. hem, fringe, tassel

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative limbus limbī
Genitive limbī limbōrum
Dative limbō limbīs
Accusative limbum limbōs
Ablative limbō limbīs
Vocative limbe limbī

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References[edit]

  • limbus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • limbus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • limbus 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)
  • limbus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • limbus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • limbus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • limbus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin limbus; compare lymbo.

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Noun[edit]

limbus

  1. (Late Middle English, rare) limbo (waiting place for souls)
    Synonym: lymbo

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