gibbose vs gibbous what difference

what is difference between gibbose and gibbous

English

Etymology

Latin gibbosus, from gibbus, gibba (hunch, hump). Compare gibbous.

Adjective

gibbose (comparative more gibbose, superlative most gibbose)

  1. humped; protuberant; having one or more large elevations
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Anagrams

  • gobbies

Italian

Adjective

gibbose

  1. feminine plural of gibboso

Latin

Adjective

gibbōse

  1. vocative masculine singular of gibbōsus


English

Etymology

From Middle English, borrowed from Latin gibbus (humped, hunched), probably cognate with cubō (bend oneself, lie down), Italian gobba (humpback), Greek κύφος (kýfos, humpback, bent), κύβος (kývos, cube, vertebra), Spanish giboso (humped).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪbəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɪbəs

Adjective

gibbous (comparative more gibbous, superlative most gibbous)

  1. Characterized by convexity; protuberant.
    • 1886, Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge, chapter 22
      In fact, what these gibbous human shapes specially represented was ready money—money insistently ready […]
  2. (astronomy) Phase of moon or planet between first quarter and full or between full and last quarter.
  3. Humpbacked.
    • 1697, Dryden, Aeneid, book 8
      A pointed flinty rock, all bare and black,
      Grew gibbous from behind the mountain’s back;

Antonyms

  • crescent

Derived terms

  • gibbous moon

Translations


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