lumbus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly through Osco-Umbrian (as the expected Latin form would be *lundus), from Proto-Italic *lonðwos, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (to enter, penetrate, expand).[1] Cognate with Old English lynd (fat, grease), lendenu (loins), Sanskrit रन्ध्र (rándhra). More at dialectal lend.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lumbus m (genitive lumbī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) loin
  2. (in the plural) genitals

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lumbus lumbī
Genitive lumbī lumbōrum
Dative lumbō lumbīs
Accusative lumbum lumbōs
Ablative lumbō lumbīs
Vocative lumbe lumbī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 352

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