descender

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descend +‎ -er (agent suffix)

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descender (plural descenders)

Examples
  • The letters g, p, and q all have descenders.
  1. A person or thing that descends.
  2. (typography) The part of a lowercase letter that is drawn below the bottom of lowercase letters.
  3. (cycling) A cyclist who excels at fast descents.
  4. (climbing) A belay device used in rock climbing

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese decender, borrowed from Latin dēscendere, present active infinitive of dēscendō. Compare descer, probably an inherited doublet.

VerbEdit

descender (first-person singular present indicative descendo, past participle descendido)

  1. (intransitive) to descend (to pass from a higher to a lower place)
  2. (genealogy, with de) to descend (from) (to have as an ancestor)
  3. (etymology, with de) to descend (from) (to have as an etymon)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish decender, decendir, borrowed from Latin dēscendō, dēscendere. Compare also the Old Spanish form deçir, which was likely inherited from the same source[1].

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /desθenˈdeɾ/, [d̪es.θẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /desenˈdeɾ/, [d̪e.sẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]
  • (file)

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descender (first-person singular present desciendo, first-person singular preterite descendí, past participle descendido)

  1. to descend

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