tragus

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English[edit]

A human external ear, labelled, with tragus at centre right
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin tragus, from Ancient Greek τράγος (trágos, he-goat; part of the ear); with reference to a tuft of hair, likened to a goat’s beard, that may grow on the tragus, especially in older men.

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tragus (plural tragi)

  1. (anatomy) The small piece of thick cartilage on the inner side of the external ear that is immediately in front of and partly closing the ear canal.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek τράγος (trágos, a he-goat).

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Noun[edit]

tragus m (genitive tragī); second declension

  1. The goatlike smell of the armpits.
  2. A kind of fish.

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Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tragus tragī
Genitive tragī tragōrum
Dative tragō tragīs
Accusative tragum tragōs
Ablative tragō tragīs
Vocative trage tragī

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English: tragus

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