anceps

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NounEdit

anceps

  1. (poetry, Greek and Latin meter) A syllable that can be either short or long.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ambo ‎(both) +‎ -ceps ‎(headed), from caput ‎(head).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

anceps m, f, n ‎(genitive ancipitis); third declension

  1. double-headed, having two heads
  2. (of mountains) having two summits or peaks
  3. (of swords) double-edged
  4. divided into two parts
  5. wavering, doubtful, uncertain
  6. dangerous, hazardous

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative anceps ancipitēs ancipitia
genitive ancipitis ancipitium
dative ancipitī ancipitibus
accusative ancipitem anceps ancipitēs ancipitia
ablative ancipitī ancipitibus
vocative anceps ancipitēs ancipitia

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ReferencesEdit

  • anceps” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • anceps” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the changes and chances of this life: ancipites et varii casus
    • the issue of the battle is undecided: proelium anceps est
    • the issue of the battle is undecided: ancipiti Marte pugnatur
    • the issue of the day was for a long time uncertain: diu anceps stetit pugna
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