fibula
noun (plural fibulae or -las) Etymology: Latin, pin, clasp; akin to Latin figere to fasten Date: 1578 1. the outer and usually smaller of the two bones between the knee and ankle in the hind or lower limbs of vertebrates 2. a clasp resembling a safety pin used especially by the ancient Greeks and Romans • fibular adjective

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  • FIBULA — Gr. φίβλη, quod ligat, Isid. aliis a figendo, quasi Figula, περόνη, ἐπιβλὴ. Gloss. Fibula, πόρπη, φιβλίον. Mart. quod Fibras. i. e. extremitates vestium constringat, aut quasi Figula, quia figit seu configit, dicta videtur. Eas non tam in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • fibulă — FIBÚLĂ, fibule, s.f. 1. Agrafă (ornamentală) de metal, întrebuinţată în antichitate pentru a încheia un veşmânt. 2. (anat.) Peroneu. – Din lat. fibula. Trimis de romac, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  FÍBULĂ s. peroneu. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Fibula — La fibula (anciennement appelée péroné), est un os constituant la partie latérale du squelette de la jambe. Articulé avec le tibia à ses deux extrémités, et avec le talus à son extrémité distale (malléole externe). Chez les oiseaux actuels, la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fibula — ● fibula nom féminin (latin fibula, agrafe) Synonyme de péroné. ● fibula (synonymes) nom féminin (latin fibula, agrafe) Synonymes : péroné …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fibula — / fibula/ s.f. [dal lat. fibŭla ]. 1. (archeol.) [piccolo congegno di metallo per chiudere cinture, scarpe, ecc.] ▶◀ ‖ fibbia, spilla. 2. (anat.) [osso della gamba parallelo alla tibia] ▶◀ perone …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • Fibula — (lat.) bezeichnet: in der Anatomie den Wadenbeinknochen des Unterschenkels bei Wirbeltieren, siehe Wadenbein einen Teil des Beines bei Gliederfüßern (Insekten, Spinnentiere, Krebstiere), siehe Fibula (Gliederfüßer) eine altertümliche Heftnadel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fibula — 1670s, clasp, buckle, brooch; 1706 as smaller bone in the lower leg, from L. fibula clasp, brooch, related to figere to fasten, fix (see FIX (Cf. fix)). Used in reference to the outer leg bone as a loan translation of Gk. perone small bone in the …   Etymology dictionary

  • fíbula — s. f. 1. Alfinete ou fivela para prender o vestuário. 2.  [Anatomia] O mesmo que perônio.   ‣ Etimologia: latim fibula, ae, fivela, broche …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • fíbula — (Del lat. fibŭla). 1. f. Especie de hebilla o broche antiguo que se usaba para sujetar las prendas de vestir. 2. Anat. peroné …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Fibula — Fib u*la, n.; pl. {Fibul[AE]}. [L., clasp, buckle.] 1. A brooch, clasp, or buckle. [1913 Webster] Mere fibul[ae], without a robe to clasp. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The outer and usually the smaller of the two bones of the leg, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fibŭla — (lat.), 1) Schnalle, Heftel, Klammer, Band u. ähnliches; 2) (Anat), das Wadenbein, s.u. Fußknochen; daher Fibularis, was darauf Bezug hat …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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