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accipiter

See also: Accipiter

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin accipiter (hawk).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

accipiter (plural accipiters)

  1. (ornithology) Any hawk of the genus Accipiter.
  2. (medicine, surgery) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

LatinEdit

accipiter volāns (a hawk in flight)

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱus (sharp) + *péth₂r̥ (feather, wing) (compare acus, penna). The geminate -cc- is perhaps influenced by accipiō (take, seize). Confer with the similarly constructed Ancient Greek ὠκύπτερος (ōkúpteros, swift-winged).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

accipiter m (genitive accipitris); third declension

  1. hawk, merlin
  2. a rapacious man

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative accipiter accipitrēs
genitive accipitris accipitrum
dative accipitrī accipitribus
accusative accipitrem accipitrēs
ablative accipitre accipitribus
vocative accipiter accipitrēs

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