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Ulna


Ul′na

(ŭl′nȧ)
,
Noun.
[L., the elbow. See
Ell
.]
1.
(Anat.)
The postaxial bone of the forearm, or brachium, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. See
Radius
.
2.
(O. Eng. Law)
An ell; also, a yard.
Burrill.

Definition 2021


ulna

ulna

English

Ulna

Noun

ulna (plural ulnae or ulnas)

  1. (anatomy) The bone of the forearm that extends from the elbow to the wrist on the side opposite to the thumb, corresponding to the fibula of the hind limb. Also, the corresponding bone in the forelimb of any vertebrate.

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Catalan

Noun

ulna f (plural ulnes)

  1. ulna

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Galician

Noun

ulna f (plural ulnas)

  1. (anatomy) ulna

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Italian

Etymology

From Latin ulna

Noun

ulna f (plural ulne)

  1. (anatomy) ulna

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Latin

Etymology

Presumably from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l(e)n-, from the root *Heh₃l- (to bend), although this reconstruction remains uncertain[1]. Related to Old Armenian ուլն (uln, neck), Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰 (aleina, cubit), Old Church Slavonic ланита (lanita, cheek), Ancient Greek ὠλένη (ōlénē, elbow) and Sanskrit अणि (aṇi, the point of a needle).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈul.na/, [ˈʊɫ.na]

Noun

ulna f (genitive ulnae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) elbow
  2. (poetic) arm
    maternis in ulnis — in mother's arms
  3. (unit of length) cubit, ell

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ulna ulnae
genitive ulnae ulnārum
dative ulnae ulnīs
accusative ulnam ulnās
ablative ulnā ulnīs
vocative ulna ulnae

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References

  1. Zair. [The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic], 2012, p.23.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin ulna (elbow).

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈuw.na/

Noun

ulna f (plural ulnas)

  1. (anatomy, Brazil) ulna

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