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EtymologyEdit

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en-, variant of in-, + -sis.[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ēnsis m or f (neuter -ēnse); third declension

  1. Of or from a place.

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -ēnsis is added to a toponym (especially the name of a town) or to a topographical name, in order to form an adjective.

Examples:
Eborācum (York) + ‎-ensis → ‎eborācēnsis (of or from York)
castra (camp) + ‎-ensis → ‎castrēnsis (of the camp)

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative -ēnsis -ēnse -ēnsēs -ēnsia
Genitive -ēnsis -ēnsis -ēnsium -ēnsium
Dative -ēnsī -ēnsī -ēnsibus -ēnsibus
Accusative -ēnsem -ēnse -ēnsēs, -ēnsīs -ēnsia
Ablative -ēnsī -ēnsī -ēnsibus -ēnsibus
Vocative -ēnsis -ēnse -ēnsēs -ēnsia

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nutt, D. (1891): The Classical Review, Volume 5, p. 297