limbus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin limbus ‎(edge, border)

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Noun[edit]

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 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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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 & 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, 1883–1887)
  • limbus in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: 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