nucha

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nucha, nuche, nuca, nuka, nuke (spinal cord),[1] borrowed from Medieval Latin nucha (spinal cord; nape of the neck).[2][3]. Doublet of nuque.

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Noun[edit]

nucha (plural nuchae)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) The spinal cord.
  2. (anatomy, zoology, dated, rare) The back of the neck, the nape; of an animal: the back of the head or the portion of the body behind the head.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ nucha, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ nucha, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, December 2003.
  3. ^ nucha” in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a mix of Arabic نُخَاع(nuḵāʿ, spinal marrow) and نُقْرَة(nuqra, hollow of the neck).

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Noun[edit]

nucha f (genitive nuchae); first declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) nape

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nucha nuchae
Genitive nuchae nuchārum
Dative nuchae nuchīs
Accusative nucham nuchās
Ablative nuchā nuchīs
Vocative nucha nuchae

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: nuca
  • Middle English: nucha, nuche, nuca, nuka
  • Old French: nuche
  • Italian: nuca
  • Portuguese: nuca
  • Spanish: nuca

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