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casus

See also: casûs

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin casus 'chance, event', from the past participle of cadere 'to fall, happen'; same semantic leap as Dutch voorval, German Vorfall etc., cognate with English case, French cas etc.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

casus m (plural casussen or casus, diminutive casusje n)

  1. A case, occurrence, instance, especially used for a reference or teaching example and for a legal case
  2. (grammar) A case, (instance of) grammatical case
  3. A coincidence

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of cadō (I fall).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

cāsus m (feminine cāsa, neuter cāsum); first/second declension

  1. fallen; having fallen

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cāsus cāsa cāsum cāsī cāsae cāsa
genitive cāsī cāsae cāsī cāsōrum cāsārum cāsōrum
dative cāsō cāsae cāsō cāsīs cāsīs cāsīs
accusative cāsum cāsam cāsum cāsōs cāsās cāsa
ablative cāsō cāsā cāsō cāsīs cāsīs cāsīs
vocative cāse cāsa cāsum cāsī cāsae cāsa

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NounEdit

cāsus m (genitive cāsūs); fourth declension

  1. fall, downwards movement
  2. accident, chance
  3. an event, happening, occurrence
  4. misfortune, disaster, accident
  5. (grammar) A case, termination

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cāsus cāsūs
genitive cāsūs cāsuum
dative cāsuī cāsibus
accusative cāsum cāsūs
ablative cāsū cāsibus
vocative cāsus cāsūs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: casu
  • Catalan: cas
  • English: case (borrowed from Old French)
  • French: cas
  • German: Kasus (borrowed)
  • Italian: caso
  • Occitan: cas
  • Neapolitan: caso

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic جاسوس (cāsūs).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

casus (definite accusative casusu, plural casuslar)

  1. spy

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