umerus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • humerus (rare in Classical texts)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃émsos (shoulder) by rhotacism and vowel anaptyxis -ms- > -mer-. Cognates include Ancient Greek ὦμος (ômos) and Sanskrit अंस (aṁsa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

umerus m (genitive umerī); second declension

  1. the humerus bone
  2. shoulder (especially of a human)
  3. back, ridge, such as of a mountain

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative umerus umerī
genitive umerī umerōrum
dative umerō umerīs
accusative umerum umerōs
ablative umerō umerīs
vocative umere umerī

Descendants[edit]