femur vs thighbone what difference

what is difference between femur and thighbone

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin femur (thigh).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːmə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -iːmə(ɹ)

Noun

femur (plural femurs or femora)

  1. (anatomy) A thighbone.
  2. (entomology) The middle segment of the leg of an insect, between the trochanter and the tibia.
  3. (arachnology) A segment of the leg of an arachnid.

Derived terms

  • femoral

Translations

References

  • Webster import

Anagrams

  • fumer

Latin

Etymology 1

Unknown. The heteroclitic (r/n) inflection is rather archaic (as also seen in iecur and iter), but no secure Proto-Indo-European origin can be found.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfe.mur/, [ˈfɛmʊɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈfe.mur/, [ˈfɛːmur]

Noun

femur n (genitive feminis or femoris); third declension

  1. thigh
  2. (architecture) the space between the grooves of a triglyph
  3. (figuratively) the loins; capacity to produce children.
Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem; two different stems).

Derived terms
  • femorāle
Descendants

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfeː.mur/, [ˈfeːmʊɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈfe.mur/, [ˈfɛːmur]

Verb

fēmur

  1. first-person plural present active subjunctive of for

References

  • femur in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • femur in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • femur in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • femur in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Romanian

Etymology

From French fémur.

Noun

femur n (plural femururi)

  1. femur

Declension



English

Etymology

From late Middle English. Equivalent to thigh +‎ bone.

Noun

thighbone (plural thighbones)

  1. (anatomy) The bone that extends from the pelvis to the knee in humans; the femur.

Translations


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