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 (countable and uncountable, 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

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tinea tineae
Genitive tineae tineārum
Dative tineae tineīs
Accusative tineam tineās
Ablative tineā tineīs
Vocative tinea tineae

Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: tenjë
  • Catalan: tinya
  • English: tinea
  • French: teigne

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