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EtymologyEdit

From the New Latin adespota (anonymous literary works), substantivised neuter plural of the adjective adespotos (anonymous or undedicated, of books), from the Ancient Greek ἀδέσποτος (adéspotos, anonymous, of rumours or writings), from ἀ- (a-, without, alpha privative) +‎ δεσπότης (despótēs, master). Compare despot.

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NounEdit

adespota pl (plural only)

  1. (bibliography) Literary works not attributed to (or claimed by) an author. (Originally used as a title of collections of anonymous Greek poetry.)

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Substantivisation of the neuter plural of adespotos in elliptical use for scrīpta adespota (anonymous texts).

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NounEdit

adespota n pl (genitive adespotōrum); second declension

  1. (New Latin) anonymous literary works, adespota
DeclensionEdit

Second declension, Greek type.

Case Plural
Nominative adespota
Genitive adespotōrum
Dative adespotīs
Accusative adespota
Ablative adespotīs
Vocative adespota
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Etymology 2Edit

Regularly declined forms of adespotos and adespotus.

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AdjectiveEdit

adespota

  1. nominative feminine singular of adespotos or adespotus
  2. nominative neuter plural of adespotos or adespotus
  3. accusative neuter plural of adespotos or adespotus
  4. vocative feminine singular of adespotos or adespotus
  5. vocative neuter plural of adespotos or adespotus

AdjectiveEdit

adespotā

  1. ablative feminine singular of adespotos or adespotus