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EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Sanskrit ककुद् (kakúd, peak, summit, point; head, chief; hump, projection; palate, tongue), which similarly preserves the original sense of projection in any direction, and the particular sense of the humped shoulders of an animal. The semantics of the denominal verb are influenced by acūmen.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cacūmen n (genitive cacūminis); third declension

  1. peak, extremity, top, summit
  2. end, limit
  3. (grammar) accent mark placed over a letter

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cacūmen cacūmina
Genitive cacūminis cacūminum
Dative cacūminī cacūminibus
Accusative cacūmen cacūmina
Ablative cacūmine cacūminibus
Vocative cacūmen cacūmina

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “cacume” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaˈkumen/, [kaˈkumẽn]

NounEdit

cacumen m (plural cacúmenes)

  1. (obsolete) peak; summit