See also: Chorda

Latin edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek χορδή (khordḗ, guts, tripe).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

chorda f (genitive chordae); first declension

  1. tripe, intestine (as food)
  2. catgut, string of a musical instrument
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 2.108:
      reddidit icta suōs pollice chorda sonōs
      [Each] string, struck by his thumb, rendered its notes.
  3. rope, cord for binding a slave
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Inflection edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative chorda chordae
Genitive chordae chordārum
Dative chordae chordīs
Accusative chordam chordās
Ablative chordā chordīs
Vocative chorda chordae

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References edit

  • chorda”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • chorda”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • chorda 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)
  • chorda in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.