tergus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tergus n (genitive tergoris); third declension

  1. back, rear
  2. hide, skin

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tergus tergora
Genitive tergoris tergorum
Dative tergorī tergoribus
Accusative tergus tergora
Ablative tergore tergoribus
Vocative tergus tergora

Derived terms[edit]

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
  • tergus 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)
  • tergus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette