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), Old English lendenu (loins). More at 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]

  • lumbus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lumbus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lumbus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lumbus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  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