tinea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tinea (moth; bookworm).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɪ.ni.ə/, /ˈtɪ.ni.ɚ/

Noun[edit]

tinea (plural tineas or tineae)

  1. (pathology) A fungal infection of the skin known generally as ringworm.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 6:
      Her knees were ingrained with dirt, her toes raw with tinea, her fingernails black and broken.

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caused by dermatophytes
of other causes

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *teh₂w- (to melt).

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Noun[edit]

tinea f (genitive tineae); first declension

  1. a destructive insect larva that attacks household items such as books or clothing; larva, maggot, caterpillar

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tinea tineae
genitive tineae tineārum
dative tineae tineīs
accusative tineam tineās
ablative tineā tineīs
vocative tinea tineae

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References[edit]

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