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Webster 1913 Edition


Pus

Pus

,
Noun.
[L., akin to Gr. [GREEK], [GREEK], and to E.
foul
: cf. F.
pus
. See
Foul
,
Adj.
]
(Med.)
The yellowish white opaque creamy matter produced by the process of suppuration. It consists of innumerable white nucleated cells floating in a clear liquid.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pus

PUS

,
Noun.
[L.] The white or yellowish matter generated in ulcers and wounds in the process of healing.

Definition 2021


pus

pus

See also: puss, PUS, puś, and -pus

English

Noun

pus (uncountable)

  1. A whitish-yellow or yellow substance composed primarily of dead white blood cells and dead pyogenic bacteria; normally found in regions of bacterial infection.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

pus (third-person singular simple present pusses, present participle pussing, simple past and past participle pussed)

  1. (rare) To emit pus.
    • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:pus.

Anagrams


Albanian

Etymology

Probably from Latin puteum. Compare Romanian puț, Italian pozzo.

Noun

pus m

  1. well

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpus/

Etymology 1

From Latin pus, meaning the same.

Noun

pus m (uncountable)

  1. pus

Etymology 2

From Latin plūs, from Proto-Indo-European *plē-, *pelu- (many).

Adverb

pus

  1. more

Etymology 3

From Latin post

Conjunction

pus

  1. after

French

Etymology 1

From Latin pus, meaning the same.

Pronunciation

Noun

pus m (plural pus)

  1. pus

Etymology 2

See pouvoir

Verb

pus

  1. first-person singular past historic of pouvoir
  2. second-person singular past historic of pouvoir

Etymology 3

See paître

Verb

pus

  1. (extremely rare) masculine plural of the past participle of paître

Irish

Etymology

From Middle Irish bus (lip).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pˠʊsˠ/

Noun

pus m (genitive singular puis, nominative plural pusa)

  1. (protruding) mouth; sulky expression, pout
  2. (anatomy) snout

Declension

Alternative declension

Synonyms

  • (snout): cab m, glomhar m, gulba f, smaois f, smuilc f, smúrlach f, smut m, soc m, srubh f

Derived terms

  • pusach (pouting, in a huff; whimpering, ready to cry, adj)
  • pusaire m, pusaí m, pusaíoch m (sulky person; blubberer, whimperer)
  • puslach m (muzzle)

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pus phus bpus
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "pus" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 4 bus (‘lip’)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • pus” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin pus.

Noun

pus m (invariable)

  1. pus, matter

Related terms


Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *pu-; compare Sanskrit पूयति (pūyati, stinks, rots), Ancient Greek πῦον (pûon, discharge from a sore), πύθω (púthō, to rot), Gothic 𐍆𐌿𐌻𐍃 (fuls, foul), Old English fūl (foul) and Latin puteō.

Pronunciation

Noun

pūs n (genitive pūris); third declension

  1. pus
  2. foul, corrupt matter

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pūs pūrēs
genitive pūris pūrum
dative pūrī pūribus
accusative pūrem pūrēs
ablative pūre pūribus
vocative pūs pūrēs

Derived terms

Descendants

References

  • pus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • PUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) logic, dialectic: dialectica (-ae or -orum) (pure Latin disserendi ratio et scientia)
    • (ambiguous) astronomy: astrologia (pure Latin sidera, caelestia)

Lojban

Rafsi

pus

  1. rafsi of pu'i.

Miskito

Noun

pus

  1. cat

Norman

Etymology 1

From Old French plus, from Latin.

Adverb

pus

  1. (Jersey) more, -er (used to form comparatives of adjectives)

Noun

pus m (plural pus)

  1. (Jersey, mathematics) plus sign

Etymology 2

Verb

pus

  1. first-person singular preterite of pouver

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Onomatopoeia.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʉːs/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

pus m (definite singular pusen, indefinite plural pusar, definite plural pusane)

  1. (informal) cat

Synonyms

  • katt
  • pusekatt, kattepus

References


Occitan

Alternative forms

  • pu (Mistralian)

Etymology

From Old Provençal plus, from Latin plus.

Adverb

pus

  1. more

Portuguese

Etymology 1

From Latin pus, from Proto-Indo-European *pu- (to rot, stink).

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈpuʃ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpus/
  • Hyphenation: pus

Noun

pus m (uncountable)

  1. pus

Pronunciation

Verb

pus

  1. First-person singular (eu) preterite indicative of pôr
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 234:
      Não pus nada no suco!
      I didn't put anything in the juice!

Romanian

Etymology

Past participle of pune. Probably formed on the basis of the simple perfect, puse, or from a form *post, from Latin postus, from positus. (compare also adăpost, where this was preserved)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pus]

Participle

pus

  1. past participle of pune

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin pus

Noun

pus m (plural puses)

  1. pus

Turkish

Etymology

From Old Turkic bus, from Proto-Turkic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pus/

Noun

pus (definite accusative pusu, plural puslar)

  1. haze

Declension


Tzotzil

Pronunciation

  • (Zinacantán) IPA(key): /pʰus/

Noun

pus

  1. steam bath

References


Walloon

Etymology

From Latin plūs, from Proto-Indo-European *plē-, *pelu- (many).

Adverb

pus

  1. more