tonsillae

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *ton-slis, from Proto-Indo-European *ten- (to stretch, to extend). Cognate with Latin tōles.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tōnsillae f (genitive tōnsillārum); first declension

  1. tonsils

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Plural
nominative tōnsillae
genitive tōnsillārum
dative tōnsillīs
accusative tōnsillās
ablative tōnsillīs
vocative tōnsillae

References[edit]

  • tonsillae in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers