pannus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pannus (cloth). Doublet of pane.

Noun[edit]

pannus (plural panni or pannuses)

  1. A hanging flap of skin or other tissue, especially one covering the cornea (in trachoma) or cartilage (in rheumatoid arthritis).
  2. (meteorology) A type of accessory cloud, looking like shreds either attached to, or separated from, the main cloud formation; mainly associated with nimbostratus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus.
  3. (medicine) A tent for a wound.
  4. (medicine) A birthmark on the skin.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peh₂n- (fabric). Cognate with Ancient Greek πῆνος (pênos, web), Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌽𐌰 (fana, piece of cloth), Old English fana (flag), English fane.

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Noun[edit]

pannus m (genitive pannī); second declension

  1. cloth
  2. rag
  3. garment

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pannus pannī
genitive pannī pannōrum
dative pannō pannīs
accusative pannum pannōs
ablative pannō pannīs
vocative panne pannī

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