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stipes

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

stipes (plural stipites)

  1. The vertical beam of a cross used for crucifixion
  2. The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or a crustacean

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *stīpos . Cognate with Ancient Greek στέφω (stéphō), English stiff.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stīpes m (genitive stīpitis); third declension

  1. post, tree trunk
  2. stake
  3. (figurative) blockhead, lunkhead, idiot, fool

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative stīpes stīpitēs
genitive stīpitis stīpitum
dative stīpitī stīpitibus
accusative stīpitem stīpitēs
ablative stīpite stīpitibus
vocative stīpes stīpitēs

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ReferencesEdit

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