See also: Decima, décima, and dècima

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

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.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Spanish décima, from Latin decima (a tenth). Doublet of decime.

Alternative formsEdit

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.

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

decima (plural decimas)

  1. dime
  2. tithe

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin decima, feminine of decimus.

NounEdit

decima f (plural decime)

  1. tithe
  2. female equivalent of decimo

AdjectiveEdit

decima

  1. feminine singular of decimo

VerbEdit

decima

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

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LatinEdit

Latin numbers (edit)
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10
11  → 
    Cardinal: decem
    Ordinal: decimus
    Adverbial: deciēns
    Multiplier: decuplus, decuplex, decemplus, decemplex
    Distributive: dēnī
    Fractional: decima, decimus

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

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative decima decimae
Genitive decimae decimārum
Dative decimae decimīs
Accusative decimam decimās
Ablative decimā decimīs
Vocative decima decimae

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: decima
  • Friulian: diesime
  • Italian: decima
  • Portuguese: dízima, décima
  • Russian: де́цима (décima)

ReferencesEdit

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

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French décimer, from Latin decimare.

VerbEdit

a decima (third-person singular present decimează, past participle decimat1st conj.

  1. to decimate

ConjugationEdit