pulvinus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin pulvinus

Noun[edit]

pulvinus (plural pulvinae or pulvini)

  1. (botany) A joint on a plant leaf or petiole that may swell and cause movement of the leaf or leaflet.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from pulvis (dust, powder) +‎ -īnus (-ine), for the filler of a pillow.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pulvīnus m (genitive pulvīnī); second declension

  1. cushion, pillow, bolster
  2. An elevated piece of arable land; a raised bed

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pulvīnus pulvīnī
genitive pulvīnī pulvīnōrum
dative pulvīnō pulvīnīs
accusative pulvīnum pulvīnōs
ablative pulvīnō pulvīnīs
vocative pulvīne pulvīnī

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References[edit]

  • pulvinus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pulvinus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pulvinus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pulvinus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • pulvinus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin