pulvinar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a cushion.

Noun[edit]

pulvinar (plural pulvinars)

  1. (anatomy) A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to pulvīnus (pillow), from pulvis (dust, powder).

Noun[edit]

pulvīnar n (genitive pulvīnaris); third declension

  1. A couch for (images of) the gods

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter “pure” i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pulvīnar pulvīnaria
genitive pulvīnaris pulvīnarium
dative pulvīnarī pulvīnaribus
accusative pulvīnar pulvīnaria
ablative pulvīnarī pulvīnaribus
vocative pulvīnar pulvīnaria

References[edit]

  • pulvinar in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pulvinar in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pulvinar” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to proclaim a public thanksgiving at all the street-shrines of the gods: supplicationem indicere ad omnia pulvinaria (Liv. 27. 4)
  • pulvinar in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers