- the base of an organ, or the part opposite to or remote from an aperture.
Origin of fundus
1745–55; < Latin: literally, bottom
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Examples from the Web for fundi
The family of Livia, the consort of Augustus, belonged to Fundi.
"The kiboko, bwana," pleaded Fundi, very abashed and humble.
I did not take Fundi on my second expedition, for I had no real use for a second gunbearer.
You, the gunbearers, have been called because we wish to know what should be done with this man Fundi.
In the second place, Fundi had given me an empty rifle to carry home.
- East African a person skilled in repairing or maintaining machinery; mechanic
C20: from Swahili
- Southern African an expert
C20: from Nguni umfindisi a teacher
- anatomy the base of an organ or the part farthest away from its opening
C18: from Latin, literally: the bottom, a farm, estate
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Word Origin and History for fundi
from Latin fundus "bottom" (see fund (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The bottom of or part farthest from the opening of a sac or hollow organ.
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