trigeminus

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Etymology[edit]

PIE word
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Borrowed from Latin trigeminus (threefold, triple, triform), clipping of nervus trigeminus (triple nerve). Doublet of trigeminal.

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Noun[edit]

trigeminus (plural trigemini)

  1. (neuroanatomy) Alternative form of trigeminal nerve.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From tri- (three) +‎ geminus (twinborn; paired, double, twofold).

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Adjective[edit]

trigeminus (feminine trigemina, neuter trigeminum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (literally) three born at a birth
  2. (transferred sense, chiefly poetic) threefold, triple, triform
    Synonym: triplex
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Inflection[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative trigeminus trigemina trigeminum trigeminī trigeminae trigemina
Genitive trigeminī trigeminae trigeminī trigeminōrum trigeminārum trigeminōrum
Dative trigeminō trigeminō trigeminīs
Accusative trigeminum trigeminam trigeminum trigeminōs trigeminās trigemina
Ablative trigeminō trigeminā trigeminō trigeminīs
Vocative trigemine trigemina trigeminum trigeminī trigeminae trigemina

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: trigemin
  • English: trigeminus
  • English: trigeminal

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