pecten

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English[edit]

Pecten maximus Pilgermuschel, a scallop
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pecten (comb)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛktɪn/, /ˈpɛktən/

Noun[edit]

pecten (plural pectens or pectines)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) The bones in the hand between the wrist and the fingers.
  2. (anatomy) The pubic bone.
  3. (anatomy) A comb structure.
  4. (zoology) One of the genus Pecten of scallops.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See pecto (I comb)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pecten m (genitive pectinis); third declension

  1. comb

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pecten pectinēs
genitive pectinis pectinum
dative pectinī pectinibus
accusative pectinem pectinēs
ablative pectine pectinibus
vocative pecten pectinēs

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References[edit]

  • pecten in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pecten in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pecten”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pecten” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • pecten in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pecten in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin