obex

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin obex (barrier, wall).

Noun[edit]

obex

  1. (anatomy) The point in the human brain at which the fourth ventricle narrows to become the central canal of the spinal cord.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From obiciō (throw against).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

obex m or f (genitive obicis); third declension

  1. barrier, wall
  2. hindrance, impediment, obstacle

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative obex obicēs
Genitive obicis obicum
Dative obicī obicibus
Accusative obicem obicēs
Ablative obice obicibus
Vocative obex obicēs

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References[edit]

  • obex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obex in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • obex in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obex in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin