decima

See also: Decima and dècima

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin decima ‎(a tenth), now particularly via Italian decima.

NounEdit

decima ‎(plural decimas)

  1. (generally obsolete) A tenth, particularly
    1. A tithe or tax of one-tenth (now usually in historical Italian contexts).
      • 1988, Renaissance Studies, Vol. 2, p. 195
        He brandished his title as apostolic commissioner in court, and as supervisor of the papal decima in Tuscany.
    2. (obsolete, music) A tenth: a note nine degrees of the scale above or below a given note (and thus ten degrees separate counting inclusively) or the interval between such notes.
    3. (music) An organ stop a tenth above the normal 8-foot pitch.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish décima, from Latin decima ‎(a tenth)

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NounEdit

decima ‎(plural decimas)

  1. (poetry) A 10-line verse or stanza, (chiefly) in the form of a song comprising an introductory verse followed by four such divisions.
    • 2008 December 4, New York Times, C8:
      His album... dealt with the song form of Puerto Rican back-country troubadours, and it had a preoccupation with... the décima, a 10-line stanza with specific rhyme schemes.

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

decima ‎(plural decimas)

  1. dime
  2. tithe

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

decima f ‎(plural decime)

  1. tithe
  2. feminine equivalent of decimo

AdjectiveEdit

decima

  1. feminine singular of decimo

VerbEdit

decima

  1. third-person singular present of decimare
  2. second-person singular imperative of decimare

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

For decima pars, from decimus.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

decimā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of decimō

NounEdit

decima f ‎(genitive decimae); first declension

  1. tithe
  2. tenth part
  3. tenth hour

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative decima decimae
genitive decimae decimārum
dative decimae decimīs
accusative decimam decimās
ablative decimā decimīs
vocative decima decimae

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • decima” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
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