omentum

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Noun[edit]

omentum ‎(plural omentums or omenta)

  1. (anatomy) Either of two folds of the peritoneum that support the viscera

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from another Italic language such as Umbrian 𐌖𐌌𐌄𐌍(umen), 𐌖𐌌𐌍𐌄(umne, ointment), from Proto-Italic *ongʷən, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃éngʷn̥(fat butter). Related to Latin unguen(fat; ointment).[1]

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Noun[edit]

ōmentum n ‎(genitive ōmentī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) The adipose membrane which encloses the bowels.
  2. The bowels
  3. (anatomy) Any membrane which envelops an internal part of the body

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ōmentum ōmenta
genitive ōmentī ōmentōrum
dative ōmentō ōmentīs
accusative ōmentum ōmenta
ablative ōmentō ōmentīs
vocative ōmentum ōmenta

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “ōmentum”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 428