talus

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See also: tálus and tālus

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  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪləs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪləs

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin tālus

Noun[edit]

talus (plural tali)

  1. (anatomy) The bone of the ankle.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From French talus.

Noun[edit]

talus (plural taluses)

  1. (geology) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice.
    • 1994, Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing:
      By the time he reached the first talus slides under the tall escarpments of the Pilares the dawn was not far to come.
  2. (architecture) The slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top.
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Estonian[edit]

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talus

  1. inessive singular of talu

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly from Gaulish *talutum, derived from *talos (peak).

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Noun[edit]

talus m (plural talus)

  1. slope, embankment

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  • Catalan: talús
  • English: talus
  • Galician: talude
  • Portuguese: talude
  • Spanish: talud

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *tākslos, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *téh₂g-s-los, from *teh₂g- (to touch) (whence tangō). Alternatively, cognate with Sanskrit तल (tala, plane, surface). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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tālus m (genitive tālī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) the ankle or anklebone (of animals), talus; knucklebone
  2. an oblong die rounded at its ends and only marked on its other four sides
  3. (figuratively) the heel

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tālus tālī
Genitive tālī tālōrum
Dative tālō tālīs
Accusative tālum tālōs
Ablative tālō tālīs
Vocative tāle tālī

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  • talus”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • talus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • talus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • talus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) the conversation began in this way: sermo inductus a tali exordio
  • talus”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[2]
  • talus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • talus”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin