scrotum

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin scrōtum.

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  • enPR: skrōʹtəm
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈskɹəʊ.təm/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskɹoʊ.təm/

Noun[edit]

scrotum (plural scrotums or scrota)

  1. (anatomy) The sac of skin and muscle that contains the testicles in most mammals.
    The female labia majora are homologous to the male scrotum.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin scrōtum.

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scrotum n (plural scrota or scrotums)

  1. (anatomy, medicine) scrotum
    Synonym: balzak

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin scrōtum.

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scrotum m (plural scrotums)

  1. scrotum
    Le scrotum est un sac de peau et de tissu fibromusculaire situé à la racine du pénis qui soutient les testicules et les maintient à une température stable.
    The scrotum is a sack of skin and fibromuscular tissue at the base of the penis that supports the testicles and keeps them at a stable temperature.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut). See also Latin scortum, scrautum, corium, Proto-Germanic *skeraną (whence English shear), Ancient Greek κείρω (keírō, I cut off), Albanian harr (to cut, to mow), Lithuanian skìrti (separate), Welsh ysgar (separate), Old Armenian քերեմ (kʿerem, to scrape, scratch).

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scrōtum n (genitive scrōtī); second declension (Late Latin, Medieval Latin, New Latin)

  1. (anatomy) scrotum
    Scrōtum est membrum gignendī hominis et animālis in fōrmam saccī, quod testēs continet et prōtegit.

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scrōtum scrōta
Genitive scrōtī scrōtōrum
Dative scrōtō scrōtīs
Accusative scrōtum scrōta
Ablative scrōtō scrōtīs
Vocative scrōtum scrōta

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References[edit]

  • scrotum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scrotum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 1407
  • scrotum in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung, page 2547