American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The nape of the neck.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The nape or upper hind part of the neck, next to the hind-head.
- In entomology, the neck of the metanotum; the part of the thorax to which is joined the petiole of the abdomen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The back or upper part of the neck; the nape.
- n. the back side of the neck
- From Medieval Latin. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, spinal cord, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nuḫā', marrow, spinal cord; see mḫḫ in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“From the nose-root to the nucha over the head he measures 13 1/2 inches, and between upper ear-tips across and over the head 11 inches, which is so close to the eight-and ten-inch standard that he may be called mesocephalic.”
“A sister of the Peruvian boy referred to had a still larger growth, extending from the nucha all over the back.”
“Ok xcha [c] a chiquichin: Xpeul ru [c] ux huyu nu teleche nu cana, yx nucha [t], nunimal.”
“Kitzih vi chi at nucha [t], nunimal, xucheex [c] a; xa [c] a cha ri e chinamital, xeucheex, he [c] ari Telom Cahibak quibi.”
“Xcha [c] a chire Tol [c] om: Chinak catux? maat nucha [t] nu nimal.”
“The foramens will be done on your nucha - there is an especially sensitive range of a brain.”
“L. cauda tereti longa: nucha fubcriflata, occipite callofo, dorfo ilriato.”
“Habitat in America, gri/etis, fafciis pluri 'mis linearibiis olbis ad tatus hifurcatis; ad occiput utrinque macula trigoua alAit in nucha fubconjiiiens.”
“Xape cani xkovar, xko [c] hacatah oh cay chial, oh ru vi oh ru holom oh runabey ahlabal vuk ama [t], at nu cha [t], vueta xko y [c] o cani tika [c,] et ru vach kikan mix yape rumal ka tee ka tata, at nucha [t].”
“6.55 A sister of the Peruvian boy referred to had a still larger growth, extending from the nucha all over the back.”
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