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accentus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

accentus m (genitive accentūs); fourth declension

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

DeclensionEdit

Fourth declension.

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • accentus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • accentŭs” on page 15/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “accentus” on page 19 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)