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"Multas patellas habemus."

Translation:We have many plates.

October 1, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GScottOliver

2019-10-01 Handy to know that patella, the kneecap, came from the Latin for "plate".

Timor mortis conturbat me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berto29441

To be 'precise, plate is lanx, lancis (from wich,for instance, "balance" (bi = 2 + lances = platplates , I. "bilancia"), Patella is the diminutive of "patera" = bowl. And this explains the bone name.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GScottOliver

Oh, that's right: little bowl! Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/egcw1995

Weird thing to brag about, but okay.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThereGoesMyWifi

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