testis

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

testis ‎(plural testes)

  1. (anatomy) A testicle of a vertebrate.
  2. (biology) An analogous gland in invertebrates such as the hydra.

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From older terstis, probably reformed from tristis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *trityo-sth₂s "a third party standing" after the two parties to a contract or dispute. Compare Oscan trstus ‎(witnesses, nominative plural)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

testis m, f ‎(genitive testis); third declension

  1. witness
  2. one who testifies or attests
Inflection[edit]

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

Case Singular Plural
nominative testis testēs
genitive testis testium
dative testī testibus
accusative testem testēs
testīs
ablative teste
testī
testibus
vocative testis testēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

testis m ‎(genitive testis); third declension

  1. testicle
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References[edit]

  • testis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • testis” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • an important witness: testis gravis
    • a witness worthy of all credit: testis locuples
    • an impartial witness: testis incorruptus atque integer
    • to cite a person to give evidence on a matter: aliquem testem alicuius rei (in aliquid) citare
    • to use some one's evidence: aliquem testem adhibere
    • to use some one's evidence: aliquo teste uti
    • to produce as a witness: aliquem testem dare, edere, proferre
    • to produce as a witness: aliquem testem producere
    • to appear as witness against a person: testem prodire (in aliquem)
    • to be convicted by some one's evidence: testibus teneri, convictum esse
    • this shows, proves..: testis est, testatur, declarat
  1. ^ J. Gvozdanović, Indo-European numerals, §12.5.3.1.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin testis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /têstis/
  • Hyphenation: te‧stis

Noun[edit]

tȅstis m ‎(Cyrillic spelling тȅстис)

  1. (anatomy) testicle

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin testis.

Noun[edit]

testis

  1. testicle

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