- a foot or footlike part.
Origin of pes
First recorded in 1835–45, pes is from the Latin word pēs
- the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- either of the consonant sounds represented by this letter.
Origin of pe
1895–1900; < Hebrew pē, akin to peh mouth
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Examples from the Web for pes
Brevipes is from brevis, short; pes, foot; so called because of its short stem.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
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The description of the foot in the diagnosis of the family is based on the pes of this species.Extinct Birds
The pes is digitigrade or plantigrade, and has three, rarely four, digits.
All the limbs are plantigrade and pentedactylate, and the digits of the pes are clawed.
The metatarsals are ankylosed together, and the pes has four digits.
- the technical name for the human foot
- the corresponding part in higher vertebrates
- any footlike part
C19: New Latin: foot
- Party of European Socialists: the Socialist, Democratic, and Labour parties of the European Union, founded in 1992
- the 17th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (פ or, at the end of a word, ף) transliterated as p or, when final, ph
from Hebrew peh mouth
- physical education
- potential energy
- Presiding Elder
- (esp in postal addresses) Prince Edward Island (Canadian Province)
- Also: p.e printer's error
- statistics probable error
- Protestant Episcopal
- (in South Africa) Port Elizabeth
- Peru (international car registration)
Word Origin and History for pes
1956 as an abbreviation of physical education (see physical).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The foot.
- A footlike or basal structure or part.
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