noun, plural pe·des [pee-deez, ped-eez] /ˈpi diz, ˈpɛd iz/. Anatomy, Zoology.
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
Historical Examples of pes
Brevipes is from brevis, short; pes, foot; so called because of its short stem.
The description of the foot in the diagnosis of the family is based on the pes of this species.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for pes
noun plural pedes (ˈpɛdiːz)
the technical name for the human foot
the corresponding part in higher vertebrates
any footlike part
Word Origin for pes
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
Word Origin for pe
from Hebrew peh mouth
the internet domain name for
(esp in postal addresses) Prince Edward Island (Canadian Province)
Also: p.e printer's error
statistics probable error
(in South Africa) Port Elizabeth
Peru (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for pes
1956 as an abbreviation of physical education (see physical).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
n. pl. pe•des (pĕd′ās′)
A footlike or basal structure or part.
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