talus
I. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, probably from Vulgar Latin *talutum side, slope; akin to Latin talutium slope indicating presence of gold under the soil Date: 1645 1. a slope formed especially by an accumulation of rock debris 2. rock debris at the base of a cliff II. noun (plural tali) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Date: 1578 1. the human tarsal bone that bears the weight of the body and that together with the tibia and fibula forms the ankle joint 2. the entire ankle

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  • talus — talus …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • talus — 1. (ta lû) s. m. 1°   Synonyme de pente, qui s emploie dans le cas d une pente assez forte ; se dit spécialement de la surface inclinée d un terrain. •   L Arveiron, alors très petit, sort, en rampant, de dessous la glace, qui descend en talus… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • talus — TÁLUS, talusuri, s.n. (anat.) Călcâi, astragal. – Din lat. talus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 23.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  TÁLUS s. v. astragal. Trimis de siveco, 03.01.2008. Sursa: Sinonime  tálus (anat.) s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • Talus — may refer to:* Talus (fortification), a sloped portion of a fortified wall * Talus bone, the ankle bone, connecting the leg to the foot * Talus, a planet in the Star Wars universe * Talus, an electronic design automation tool by Magma Design… …   Wikipedia

  • Talus — Ta lus, n.; pl. {Tali}. [L., the ankle, the ankle bone.] 1. (Anat.) The astragalus. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) A variety of clubfoot ({Talipes calcaneus}). See the Note under {Talipes}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Talus — Ta lus, n. [F.] 1. (Fort.) A slope; the inclination of the face of a work. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) A sloping heap of fragments of rock lying at the foot of a precipice. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Talus — (frz., spr. lüh), Böschung; talutieren, abböschen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ţâluş — ţâlúş s.n. (reg.) dârjală. Trimis de blaurb, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DAR …   Dicționar Român

  • talus — talus1 [tā′ləs] n. pl. taluses or tali [tā′lī΄] [ModL < L, ankle] 1. the bone of the ankle that joins with the ends of the fibula, tibia, and calcaneus to form the ankle joint; anklebone 2. the entire ankle talus2 [tā′ləs] n. [Fr < OFr talu …   English World dictionary

  • talus — 1. talus [ taly ] n. m. • 1573; tallut 1467; talu « étançon » 1156; lat. talutium, du gaul. °talo « front » 1 ♦ Vx ou techn. Pente, inclinaison. « Les pylônes [égyptiens] aux angles en talus » (Gautier). Tailler en talus, en biseau, obliquement.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Talus — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Talus », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Sommaire 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

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