palmus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

palmus (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, obsolete) A rhythmic tic or throb, such as a convulsion or the heartbeat.

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂m- (palm of the hand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

palmus m (genitive palmī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) palm
  2. (unit of measure, Classical Latin) palm, (especially) the Roman palm of about 7.4 cm.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (unit of length): palma (medieval)

Meronyms[edit]

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative palmus palmī
genitive palmī palmōrum
dative palmō palmīs
accusative palmum palmōs
ablative palmō palmīs
vocative palme palmī

References[edit]

  • palmus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “palmus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • palmus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • palmus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • palmus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin