uncus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin uncus (hook).

Noun[edit]

uncus (plural unci)

  1. (zoology) A hook or claw.
  2. (anatomy) Hence, any body part which is long, thin, and curved.
  3. (neuroanatomy) Specifically, the hooked end of the parahippocampal gyrus of the temporal lobe; also called the uncinate gyrus or uncus gyri parahippocampalis.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *onkos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ónkos (hook). Cognates include Ancient Greek ὄγκος (ónkos) and Sanskrit अङ्क (aṅká).

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Noun[edit]

uncus m (genitive uncī); second declension

  1. hook, barb
  2. a hook used to drag criminals by the neck
  3. (medicine) a surgical instrument

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative uncus uncī
Genitive uncī uncōrum
Dative uncō uncīs
Accusative uncum uncōs
Ablative uncō uncīs
Vocative unce uncī

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Adjective[edit]

uncus (feminine unca, neuter uncum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. hooked, curved, barbed
  2. crooked, bent

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative uncus unca uncum uncī uncae unca
Genitive uncī uncae uncī uncōrum uncārum uncōrum
Dative uncō uncō uncīs
Accusative uncum uncam uncum uncōs uncās unca
Ablative uncō uncā uncō uncīs
Vocative unce unca uncum uncī uncae unca

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References[edit]

  • uncus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • uncus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • uncus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette