pubes

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pubes (the hair which appears on the body at the age of puberty, the genitals), from pubes, puber (grown up, of mature age; of plants, downy, pubescent); see puberty.

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Noun[edit]

pubes

  1. plural of pubis; pubic bones.
  2. (plural only) The pubic hair.
  3. (plural only) The pubic region.

Etymology 2[edit]

see pube

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pubes

  1. plural of pube
Usage notes[edit]

It is not uncommon today for even educated people to be familiar with the back-formed sense of pubes and its singular, pube, while being unaware of the original sense, declension, and etymology. Whereas the original sense occurs mostly in medical English rather than lay English, the newer sense is widely encountered in casual online culture, despite that it is informal enough not to be used in formal-register lay vocabulary.

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

pubes

  1. plural of pube (pubic bones)

Noun[edit]

pubes

  1. plural of pube (crab lice)

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possible connection with puer, pūpa, pūsus, putus.

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Adjective[edit]

pūbes (genitive pūberis); third declension

  1. adult
  2. pubescent
  3. ripe
  4. downy (of plants)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative pūbes pūberēs pūberia
genitive pūberis pūberium
dative pūberī pūberibus
accusative pūberem pūbes pūberēs pūberia
ablative pūberī pūberibus
vocative pūbes pūberēs pūberia

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Etymology 2[edit]

From pūbes (adult).

Noun[edit]

pūbes f (genitive pūbis); third declension

  1. youth
  2. youthfulness
  3. pubic hair

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pūbes pūbēs
genitive pūbis pūbum
dative pūbī pūbibus
accusative pūbem pūbēs
ablative pūbe pūbibus
vocative pūbes pūbēs

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