pes definition

  • noun:
    • A foot or footlike part, particularly the base of a four-footed vertebrate.
    • the base of a person
    • the hoof of a quadruped
    • clubfoot or talipes
    • The distal section associated with hind limb of vertebrates, such as the tarsus and foot.
    • A Middle English as a type of comfort.
    • A Middle English form of piece.
    • In anatomy and zoology:
    • The foot; the 3rd and distal section regarding the hind limb of a vertebrate, composed of the tarsus, metatarsus, and phalanges: the correlative of manus associated with the fore limb.
    • A foot-like part or organ; a peduncle, or base of assistance.
    • In songs: identical to surface bass (which see, under bass).
    • Same as podatus.
    • In prosody, either for the two quatrains which form the very first section of a sonnet.
    • the the main leg of a human being underneath the rearfoot

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