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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pubes

  1. plural of pubis; pubic bones.

Noun[edit]

pubes pl (plural only)

  1. The pubic hair.
  2. The pubic region.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pubes

  1. plural of pube
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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 one-termination adjective (non-i-stem)

  1. adult, grown-up
  2. pubescent
  3. ripe
  4. downy (of plants)
Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective (non-i-stem).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative pūbes pūberēs pūbera
Genitive pūberis pūberum
Dative pūberī pūberibus
Accusative pūberem pūbes pūberēs pūbera
Ablative pūbere pūberibus
Vocative pūbes pūberēs pūbera
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Italian: pubere
  • Dutch: puber
  • Portuguese: púbere
  • Spanish: púber

Etymology 2[edit]

From pūbēs (adult).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pūbēs f (genitive pūbis); third declension

  1. youth
  2. youthfulness
  3. pubic hair
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūbēs pūbēs
Genitive pūbis pūbium
Dative pūbī pūbibus
Accusative pūbem pūbēs
pūbīs
Ablative pūbe pūbibus
Vocative pūbēs pūbēs
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • pubes1”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pubes2”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pubes”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pubes in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • pubes”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pubes”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin