accentus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From accinō (sing to), from ad + canō (sing), Possibly also a calque of Ancient Greek προσῳδία (prosōidia, song sung to music; pronunciation of syllable), from πρός (pros, to) + ᾠδή (ōidē, song).

NounEdit

accentus m (genitive accentūs); fourth declension

  1. a blast, signal
  2. (phonology) accent, tone, accentuation
  3. (figuratively) intensity, violence

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative accentus accentūs
genitive accentūs accentuum
dative accentuī accentibus
accusative accentum accentūs
ablative accentū accentibus
vocative accentus accentūs

Derived termsEdit

  • accentus acūtus

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

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