tergum

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tergum (plural terga)

  1. (entomology) The upper or dorsal surface of an articulated animal such as an arthropod

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tergum n (genitive tergī); second declension

  1. back, rear; surface

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tergum terga
genitive tergī tergōrum
dative tergō tergīs
accusative tergum terga
ablative tergō tergīs
vocative tergum terga

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References[edit]

  • tergum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tergum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tergum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tergum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to flee, run away: terga vertere or dare
    • to run away from the enemy: terga dare hosti
    • (ambiguous) to attack the enemy in the rear: hostes a tergo adoriri
    • (ambiguous) to surround the enemy from the rear: circumvenire hostem aversum or a tergo (B. G. 2. 26)