vertebra

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See also: vértebra, vertebrá, and vèrtebra

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vertebra

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vertebra (joint), from vertere (to turn). Having multiple vertebrae (plural of vertebra) in one's backbone instead of having a single bone or solid spine, allows for the movement of the body with bends and turns. Hence meaning 1.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɜːtɪbɹə/
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Noun[edit]

vertebra (plural vertebræ or vertebrae or vertebras)

  1. Any of the small bones which make up the backbone.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      Already I seemed to hear the water rippling against the desiccated bones and rattling them together, rolling my skull against Mahomed's, and his against mine, till at last Mahomed's stood straight up upon its vertebræ, and glared at me through its empty eyeholes, and cursed me with its grinning jaws, because I, a dog of a Christian, disturbed the last sleep of a true believer.

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Adjective[edit]

vertebra (accusative singular vertebran, plural vertebraj, accusative plural vertebrajn)

  1. vertebrate

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

vertebra (plural vertebras)

  1. vertebra

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vertebra.

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vertebra f (plural vertebre)

  1. (anatomy) vertebra

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  • vertebra in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From vert(ō) (to turn) +‎ -bra.

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vertebra f (genitive vertebrae); first declension

  1. joint
  2. (anatomy) vertebra

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vertebra vertebrae
Genitive vertebrae vertebrārum
Dative vertebrae vertebrīs
Accusative vertebram vertebrās
Ablative vertebrā vertebrīs
Vocative vertebra vertebrae

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References[edit]

  • vertebra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vertebra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vertebra.

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vertebra f (genitive singular vertebra, plural vertebraghyn)

  1. (anatomy) vertebra

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vertebra

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of vertebrar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of vertebrar.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of vertebrar.