pelvis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pelvis (basin), from Old Latin peluis (basin), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (container). Compare Sanskrit पलव (palava, wicker-work basket of for catching fish), Ancient Greek πήληξ (pḗlēx, helmet).

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pelvis (plural pelvises or pelves)

  1. (anatomy) The large compound bone structure at the base of the spine that supports the legs. It consists of hip bone, sacrum and coccyx.
  2. (anatomy) A funnel-shaped cavity, especially such a cavity in the kidney into which urine passes towards the ureter

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Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pelvis.

Noun[edit]

pelvis f (plural pelvis)

  1. pelvis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin peluis (basin), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (container).

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Noun[edit]

pelvis f (genitive pelvis); third declension

  1. shallow bowl or basin

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Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pelvis pelvēs
genitive pelvis pelvium
dative pelvī pelvibus
accusative pelvem
pelvim
pelvēs
pelvīs
ablative pelve
pelvī
pelvibus
vocative pelvis pelvēs

References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pelvis.

Noun[edit]

pelvis f (plural pelvis)

  1. pelvis

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