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interpositio

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

interposit- (perfect passive participial stem of interpōnō, “I put, place, or lay between or among”, “I insert, interpose, or introduce”, “I pledge”) +‎ -iō (suffix forming nouns of action)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

interpositiō f (genitive interpositiōnis); third declension

  1. (in general) a putting between, insertion
  2. (and especially):
    1. an inserting or introduction
      1. an introduction (of persons in discourse)
      2. an inserting (of words)
    2. (rhetoric) parenthesis (rhetorical figure)

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative interpositiō interpositiōnēs
genitive interpositiōnis interpositiōnum
dative interpositiōnī interpositiōnibus
accusative interpositiōnem interpositiōnēs
ablative interpositiōne interpositiōnibus
vocative interpositiō interpositiōnēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • interpŏsĭtĭo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.