English edit

Etymology edit

Latin accessus. Doublet of access.

Noun edit

accessus (uncountable)

  1. (Christianity, historical) In electing a pope, a method by which cardinals could change their most recent vote to accede to another candidate in an attempt to reach the necessary two-thirds majority and end the conclave.

Latin edit

Etymology 1 edit

Perfect participle of accēdō (I approach, advance).

Participle edit

accessus (feminine accessa, neuter accessum); first/second-declension participle

  1. approached, reached
  2. advanced, attacked
Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative accessus accessa accessum accessī accessae accessa
Genitive accessī accessae accessī accessōrum accessārum accessōrum
Dative accessō accessō accessīs
Accusative accessum accessam accessum accessōs accessās accessa
Ablative accessō accessā accessō accessīs
Vocative accesse accessa accessum accessī accessae accessa

Etymology 2 edit

From accēdō (I approach, advance) +‎ -tus (forms nouns from verbs designating the result of an action).

Noun edit

accessus m (genitive accessūs); fourth declension

  1. approach, arrival
  2. entry, admittance, audience
  3. onset
Declension edit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative accessus accessūs
Genitive accessūs accessuum
Dative accessuī accessibus
Accusative accessum accessūs
Ablative accessū accessibus
Vocative accessus accessūs
Descendants edit
  • Catalan: accés
  • English: access
  • French: accès
  • Galician: acceso
  • Italian: accesso
  • Occitan: accès
  • Portuguese: acesso
  • Spanish: acceso

References edit

  • accessus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • accessus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • accessus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • accessus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • ebb and flow (of tide): accessus et recessus aestuum