-ceps

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *-kaputis, from the same root as caput, with *-kaputis > *-kapts. The suffix vowel was most likely lost by analogy to -ceps ‎(-catcher).[1]

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-ceps ‎(genitive -cipitis); third declension

  1. -headed
  2. -fold
InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative -ceps -cipitēs -cipitia
genitive -cipitis -cipitium
dative -cipitī -cipitibus
accusative -cipitem -ceps -cipitēs -cipitia
ablative -cipitī -cipitibus
vocative -ceps -cipitēs -cipitia
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Italic *-kaps, related to capiō.

SuffixEdit

-ceps m ‎(genitive -cipis); third declension

  1. -catcher
  2. -taker
InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -ceps -cipēs
genitive -cipis -cipum
dative -cipī -cipibus
accusative -cipem -cipēs
ablative -cipe -cipibus
vocative -ceps -cipēs
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “caput, -itis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 91
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