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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cuspis

NounEdit

cuspis (plural cuspes)

  1. A point; a sharp end.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cuspis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *spey- (sharp point), related to include Latvian spina and Russian спина (spina).[1]

NounEdit

cuspis f (genitive cuspidis); third declension

  1. point, tip (of a pointed object)
  2. spit (for cooking)
  3. sting (of an insect etc.)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cuspis cuspidēs
Genitive cuspidis cuspidum
Dative cuspidī cuspidibus
Accusative cuspidem cuspidēs
Ablative cuspide cuspidibus
Vocative cuspis cuspidēs

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: cuspide
  • Portuguese: cúspide
  • Spanish: cúspide
  • English: cusp, cuspid

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN