tergus

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *tragʰ- (to draw, drag). Cognates include Ancient Greek τρέχω (trékhō), English drag, draw, trigger, track and Latin trahō.

Noun[edit]

tergus n (genitive tergoris); third declension

  1. back, rear
  2. hide, skin

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tergus tergora
genitive tergoris tergorum
dative tergorī tergoribus
accusative tergus tergora
ablative tergore tergoribus
vocative tergus tergora

References[edit]

  • tergus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tergus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tergus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tergus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)