tornus

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English[edit]

The moth Agathia pisina has a white spot at the tornus of each of its hindwings.

Noun[edit]

tornus

  1. (entomology) The bottom corner of a wing.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τόρνος ‎(tórnos, carpenter's tool for drawing a circle; turning lathe), from Proto-Indo-European *terh₁- ‎(to rub, rub by twisting, twist, turn).

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Noun[edit]

tornus m ‎(genitive tornī); second declension

  1. A turner's wheel, lathe.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative tornus tornī
genitive tornī tornōrum
dative tornō tornīs
accusative tornum tornōs
ablative tornō tornīs
vocative torne tornī

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