ambitus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ambitus (circuit, ostentation). Doublet of ambit.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæmbɪtəs/
  • Hyphenation: am‧bi‧tus

NounEdit

ambitus (plural ambituses or ambiti)

  1. (music) the range of a melody, especially those of ecclesiastical chants
  2. (botany, zoology) The exterior edge or border of a thing, such as a leaf or shell.
  3. (historical, Roman antiquity) A canvassing for votes.

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Perfect passive participle of ambiō.

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

ambītus (feminine ambīta, neuter ambītum); first/second-declension participle

  1. skirted
  2. encircled, surrounded
  3. campaigned, canvassed
  4. sought, striven for
DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ambītus ambīta ambītum ambītī ambītae ambīta
Genitive ambītī ambītae ambītī ambītōrum ambītārum ambītōrum
Dative ambītō ambītō ambītīs
Accusative ambītum ambītam ambītum ambītōs ambītās ambīta
Ablative ambītō ambītā ambītō ambītīs
Vocative ambīte ambīta ambītum ambītī ambītae ambīta

Etymology 2Edit

Action noun of ambiō (I go around, I encircle, I solicit).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ambitus m (genitive ambitūs); fourth declension

  1. circuit
  2. orbit, revolution, cycle
  3. periphrasis, circumlocution
  4. show, ostentation, vanity
  5. bribery
  6. environment
DeclensionEdit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ambitus ambitūs
Genitive ambitūs ambituum
Dative ambituī ambitibus
Accusative ambitum ambitūs
Ablative ambitū ambitibus
Vocative ambitus ambitūs
DescendantsEdit
  • Catalan: àmbit
  • Middle English: ambyte
  • Italian: ambito
  • Portuguese: âmbito
  • Spanish: ámbito
  • Venetian: anbito

Etymology 3Edit

Perfect passive participle of ambeō.

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

ambitus (feminine ambita, neuter ambitum); first/second-declension participle

  1. Alternative form of ambītus
DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ambitus ambita ambitum ambitī ambitae ambita
Genitive ambitī ambitae ambitī ambitōrum ambitārum ambitōrum
Dative ambitō ambitō ambitīs
Accusative ambitum ambitam ambitum ambitōs ambitās ambita
Ablative ambitō ambitā ambitō ambitīs
Vocative ambite ambita ambitum ambitī ambitae ambita

Further readingEdit

  • ambitus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ambitus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ambitus 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)
  • ambitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the period: ambitus, circuitus, comprehensio, continuatio (verborum, orationis), also simply periodus
    • to accuse some one of illegal canvassing: accusare aliquem ambitus, de ambitu
  • ambitus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ambitus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin