coronis

See also: Coronis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin corōnis, from the Ancient Greek κορωνίς (korōnís, crasis coronis”, “editorial coronis); cognate with the French coronis.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coronis (plural coronides)

  1. A device, curved stroke, or flourish formed with a pen, coming at the end of a book or chapter; a colophon. For example: , ۞.
  2. (figuratively, obsolete, rare)[1] A thing’s conclusion; its end.[1]
    • 1592–1670: Bishop John Hacket, Scrinia reserata: a Memorial offer’d to the great Deservings of John Williams, D.D., Archbishop of York, volume 2, page 38
      The coronis of this matter is thus ; some bad ones in this family were punish’d strictly, all rebuk’d, not all amended.
  3. (Ancient Greek grammar)[1] A character similar to an apostrophe or the smooth breathing written atop or next to a non–word-initial vowel retained from the second word which formed a contraction resulting from crasis; see the usage note.

Usage notesEdit

  • Generally, the Ancient Greek breathings are only written atop initial letters (the consonant rho, initial vowels, and the second vowels of word-initial diphthongs). The coronis is one of only two exceptions to this rule; the other is the case of the double-rho, which is written as ῤῥ.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 ‖coronis” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

coronis

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of coronar

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

coronis m (plural coronis)

  1. tree grayling (butterfly Hipparchia statilinus)

NounEdit

coronis f (plural coronis)

  1. coronis (diacritic)

SynonymsEdit


FriulianEdit

NounEdit

coronis

  1. plural of corone

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Ancient Greek κορωνίς (korōnís, crasis coronis”, “editorial coronis).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

corōnis f (genitive corōnidis); third declension

  1. coronis, colophon
  2. The end of a book or chapter.
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative corōnis corōnidēs
Genitive corōnidis corōnidum
Dative corōnidī corōnidibus
Accusative corōnidem corōnidēs
Ablative corōnide corōnidibus
Vocative corōnis corōnidēs
DescendantsEdit
  • English: coronis
  • French: coronis
  • Italian: coronide

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of corōna (garland, wreath; crown).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

corōnīs

  1. dative plural of corōna
  2. ablative plural of corōna

ReferencesEdit

  • coronis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • coronis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • coronis in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • coronis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • coronis in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • coronis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin