thalamus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Latin thalamus, from Ancient Greek θάλαμος (thálamos, an inner chamber, a bedroom, a bed).

Noun[edit]

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thalamus (plural thalami or thalamuses)

  1. (anatomy) Either of two large, ovoid structures of grey matter within the forebrain that relay sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.
  2. (botany) The receptacle of a flower; a torus.
  3. A thallus.

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Noun[edit]

thalamus m

  1. thalamus

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek θάλαμος (thálamos, inner room), especially from Homer.

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Noun[edit]

thalamus m (genitive thalamī); second declension

  1. inner room, apartment of a house
  2. bedroom, chamber
  3. marriage bed

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative thalamus thalamī
genitive thalamī thalamōrum
dative thalamō thalamīs
accusative thalamum thalamōs
ablative thalamō thalamīs
vocative thalame thalamī

References[edit]

  • thalamus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • thalamus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “thalamus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • thalamus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • thalamus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • thalamus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray