tabes

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Latin tābes

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tabes (countable and uncountable, plural tabes)

  1. (medicine) A kind of slow bodily wasting or emaciating disease, often accompanying a chronic disease.
    1. (more specifically) Tabes dorsalis.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *teh₂- (to melt). Cognates include Sanskrit तोय (toya, water), Ancient Greek τήκω (tḗkō, to melt), τῖφος (tîphos, pond, swamp), Old English þawian and English thaw.

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Noun[edit]

tābes f (genitive tābis); third declension

  1. melting, dwindling, consumption, corruption, putrefaction
  2. wasting disease, infection
    • 86 BCEc. 35 BCE, Sallust, The Jugurthine War Ch. 32:
      tanta vis auaritiae in animos eorum ueluti tabes invaserat
      a zeal for covetousness the like of an infection arose in them

Declension[edit]

Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tābes tābēs
Genitive tābis tābium
Dative tābī tābibus
Accusative tābem
tābim
tābēs
tābīs
Ablative tābe
tābī
tābibus
Vocative tābes tābēs

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Noun[edit]

tabes

  1. dative plural of tab