lingula

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin lingula (small tongue), from lingua (tongue) + -ula (diminutive suffix).

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lingula (plural lingulae)

  1. (anatomy) Any of several tongue-shaped bony structures, especially that which forms the anterior border of the mandibular foramen.
  2. (anatomy) Any small, fleshy tongue-shaped structure, such as in the anatomy of the brain or the human left lung, or in the whitefly vasiform orifice.

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Noun[edit]

lingula f (plural lingule)

  1. (anatomy) lingula
  2. ancient roman leaf-shaped sword

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lingua +‎ -ula, possibly influenced by ligula and lingō.

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Noun[edit]

lingula f (genitive lingulae); first declension

  1. diminutive of lingua
  2. tongue of land

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lingula lingulae
genitive lingulae lingulārum
dative lingulae lingulīs
accusative lingulam lingulās
ablative lingulā lingulīs
vocative lingula lingulae

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References[edit]

  • lingula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lingula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lingula”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lingula” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • lingula in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers