occiput

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin occiput, occipitium (the back part of the head), from ob (over against) + caput (head). Compare sinciput.

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Noun[edit]

occiput (plural occipita or occiputs)

  1. (chiefly anatomy) The back part of the head or skull (contradistinct from sinciput).
    Antonym: sinciput
    • 1953, Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation (1971 Panther Books Ltd publication), part II: “Search by the Foundation”, chapter 9: ‘The Conspirators’, page 95, ¶ 8
      And then came Turbor, who sat quietly and unemotionally through the fifteen minute process, and Munn, who jerked at the first touch of the electrodes, and then spent the session rolling his eyes as though he wished he could turn them backwards and watch through a hole in his occiput.
    • 2002, Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel, published 2008:
      He wore a large white cotton Nubian shirt, trimmed with red pompons, and shaved his head, except for one lock at the occiput ‘by which Mohammed lifts you up on Judgement Day’.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin occiput.

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Noun[edit]

occiput m (plural occiputs)

  1. occiput
    Antonym: sinciput

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ob +‎ caput

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occiput n (genitive occipitis); third declension

  1. back of the head, occiput

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative occiput occipita
Genitive occipitis occipitum
Dative occipitī occipitibus
Accusative occiput occipita
Ablative occipite
occipitī
occipitibus
Vocative occiput occipita

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

occiput m (plural occiputs)

  1. (anatomy) occiput (back of the head or skull)

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