nasus

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Borrowed from Latin nāsus (the nose; the nozzle or spout).

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nasus (plural nasi)

  1. (entomology) A horn-like elongated rostrum on the head of soldier termites of the subfamily Nasutiterminae, capable of producing and spraying noxious secretions for defense.
  2. (entomology) A prolongation on the front of the head of a cranefly.

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Latin[edit]

nāsus (nose)

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂s-.

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Noun[edit]

nāsus m (genitive nāsī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) The nose.
    Synonym: nāres
    1. The sense of smell.
  2. (by extension) The projecting part of a vessel; the spout or nozzle.

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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nāsus nāsī
Genitive nāsī nāsōrum
Dative nāsō nāsīs
Accusative nāsum nāsōs
Ablative nāsō nāsīs
Vocative nāse nāsī

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  • nasus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nasus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nasus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • nasus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • nasus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nasus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly