descendent

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

descendent (not comparable)

  1. descending; going down
    The elevator resumed its descendent trajectory.
  2. descending from (an ancestor)
    Power in the kingdom is transferred in a descendent manner.

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NounEdit

descendent (plural descendents)

  1. Misspelling of descendant.
    • 2002, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Lying on the Postcolonial Couch: The Idea of Indifference (page 216)
      Traces of the answer, I submit, are to be discerned in all writings by the daughters of Sappho or the descendents of the tenth muse []

Usage notesEdit

The adjective, "descending from a biological ancestor", may be spelt either with an a or with an e in the final syllable (see descendant). However, the noun descendant, "one who is the progeny of someone", may be spelt only with an a.


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dēscendēns, dēscendentem.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

descendent (masculine and feminine plural descendents)

  1. descending

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

descendent m or f (plural descendents)

  1. descendant (one who is the progeny of a specified person)

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

descendent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of descendre
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of descendre

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dēscendent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dēscendō

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French descendant, from Latin dēscendēns.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɛsˈt͡sɛn.dɛnt/

NounEdit

descendent m pers

  1. (law, archaic) descendant
    Synonyms: zstępny, potomek
    Antonyms: wstępny, ascendent, antenat, przodek

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Further readingEdit

  • descendent in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • descendent in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French descendant, Latin dēscendēns, dēscendēntem.

AdjectiveEdit

descendent m or n (feminine singular descendentă, masculine plural descendenți, feminine and neuter plural descendente)

  1. descendent; descending; that which descends

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

descendent m (plural descendenți, feminine equivalent descendentă)

  1. descendant

DeclensionEdit

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