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 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]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pelvis.

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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). Compare Sanskrit पलव (palava, wicker-work basket of for catching fish), Ancient Greek πήληξ (pḗlēx, helmet).

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pēlvis f (genitive pēlvis); third declension

  1. shallow bowl or basin

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Third-declension noun (i-stem, accusative singular in -im or occasionally -em, ablative singular in or -e).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pēlvis pēlvēs
Genitive pēlvis pēlvium
Dative pēlvī pēlvibus
Accusative pēlvim
pēlvem
pēlvēs
pēlvīs
Ablative pēlvī
pēlve
pēlvibus
Vocative pēlvis pēlvēs

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: pelvis
  • English: pelvis
  • French: pelvis

Further reading[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
  • pelvis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pelvis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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]

Borrowed from Latin pelvis.

Noun[edit]

pelvis f (plural pelvis)

  1. pelvis

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