pannus

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English[edit]

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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.

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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, vane, fon, fond.

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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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References[edit]

  • pannus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pannus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pannus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pannus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • in rag: pannis obsitus