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terminus

See also: Terminus

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From Latin terminus (boundary, limit). From the god Terminus who presided over boundaries.

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terminus (plural termini or terminuses)

  1. The end or final point of something.
  2. The end point of a transportation system, or the town or city in which it is located.
  3. A boundary or border, or a post or stone marking such a boundary.

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From Proto-Indo-European *térmn̥ (boundary), perhaps from *terh₂- (pass through). Cognate of Ancient Greek τέρμα (térma, a goal) and τέρμων (térmōn, a border); perhaps cognate of Sanskrit तरति (tar-, to overcome), Latin trāns (through, across, over) and intrō (I enter, I go into).

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terminus m (genitive terminī); second declension

  1. a boundary, limit, end

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative terminus terminī
genitive terminī terminōrum
dative terminō terminīs
accusative terminum terminōs
ablative terminō terminīs
vocative termine terminī

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