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isthmi

isth·mus
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [is-muh s]
    • /ˈɪs məs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [is-muh s]
    • /ˈɪs məs/

Definitions of isthmi word

  • noun plural isthmi a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land. 1
  • noun plural isthmi Anatomy, Zoology. a connecting, usually narrow, part, organ, or passage, especially when joining structures or cavities larger than itself. 1
  • noun plural isthmi Ichthyology. the narrow fleshy area between the sides of the lower jaw of a fish. 1
  • noun isthmi Plural form of isthmus. 1
  • noun isthmi plural of isthmus. 0

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Origin of isthmi

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
1545-55; < Latin < Greek isthmós neck (of land)

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Isthmi

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

isthmi popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

isthmi usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for isthmi

noun isthmi

  • bridges — Robert (Seymour). 1844–1930, English poet: poet laureate (1913–30)
  • bars — Plural form of bar.
  • headlands — Plural form of headland.
  • collars — Plural form of collar.
  • capes — Plural form of cape.

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