plexus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin, from plex-, past participle stem of plectere (plait, interweave).

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Noun[edit]

plexus (plural plexuses)

  1. A network or interwoven mass, especially (anatomy) of nerves, blood vessels, or lymphatic vessels.
    • 1934, Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer:
      I have the sensation of being immersed in the very plexus of life, focal from whatever place, position or attitude I take my stance.
  2. (mathematics) The system of equations required for the complete expression of the relations which exist between a set of quantities.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Brande & C to this entry?)

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

plexus m (plural plexussen)

  1. plexus

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

plexus m (uncountable)

  1. plexus

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of plectō (plait, weave).

Participle[edit]

plexus (feminine plexa, neuter plexum); first/second-declension participle

  1. plaited, having been plaited, woven, having been woven, braided, having been braided
  2. twisted, having been twisted, bent, having been bent, turned, having been turned
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative plexus plexa plexum plexī plexae plexa
Genitive plexī plexae plexī plexōrum plexārum plexōrum
Dative plexō plexō plexīs
Accusative plexum plexam plexum plexōs plexās plexa
Ablative plexō plexā plexō plexīs
Vocative plexe plexa plexum plexī plexae plexa

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

plexus m (genitive plexūs); fourth declension

  1. twining, plaiting, braid
Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plexus plexūs
Genitive plexūs plexuum
Dative plexuī plexibus
Accusative plexum plexūs
Ablative plexū plexibus
Vocative plexus plexūs
Descendants[edit]
  • French: plexus
  • Spanish: plexo

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