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finis

See also: finiš

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin fīnis (end; limit)

NounEdit

finis (plural finises)

  1. An end (of a book etc.)
    • 1836, — Frederick Marryat, Mr Midshipman Easy
      He had gone through the work from the title-page to the finis at least forty times, and had just commenced it over again.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 16
      Highly providential was the appearance on the scene of Corny Kelleher when Stephen was blissfully unconscious but for that man in the gap turning up at the eleventh hour the finis might have been that he might have been a candidate for the accident ward...

EsperantoEdit

VerbEdit

finis

  1. past of fini

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

finis

  1. masculine plural form of fini

VerbEdit

finis

  1. first-person singular present indicative of finir
  2. second-person singular present indicative of finir
  3. first-person singular past historic of finir
  4. second-person singular past historic of finir
  5. second-person singular imperative of finir
  6. masculine plural past participle of finir

IdoEdit

VerbEdit

finis

  1. past of finar

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Disputed.[1] Possibly related to figere (to fix).[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fīnis m, f (genitive fīnis); third declension

  1. end
  2. limit, border, boundary
  3. purpose
  4. death

InflectionEdit

Third declension i-stem, alternative ablative singular in .

Number Singular Plural
nominative fīnis fīnēs
genitive fīnis fīnium
dative fīnī fīnibus
accusative fīnem fīnīs
fīnēs
ablative fīnī
fīne
fīnibus
vocative fīnis fīnēs

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: fin
  • Catalan: fi
  • Dalmatian: fain
  • English: finish (from fīniō, through Old French)
  • French: fin
  • Friulian: fin

VerbEdit

fīnīs

  1. second-person singular active indicative present form of fīniō

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
  2. ^ Tucker, T.G., Etymological Dictionary of Latin, Ares Publishers, 1976 (reprint of 1931 edition).

PijinEdit

EtymologyEdit

English finish

ParticleEdit

finis

  1. Tense marker for the past perfect tense