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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fortis (brave). Doublet of fort and forte.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fortis (not comparable)

  1. (phonetics) Strongly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiceless.
    Synonym: tense
    Antonym: lenis
    • 2004, Stephan Gramley, Michael Pätzold, A Survey of Modern English, Routledge (→ISBN), page 80:
      All vowels, whether short or complex, are relatively shorter when followed by a fortis consonant and relatively longer when followed by a lenis one or, for those where this is possible, when no consonant follows (in free or unchecked syllables).

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Latin forctis, fortis, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill). Cognate with Avestan 𐬠𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬀𐬧𐬝(bərəzaṇt̰), Sanskrit बर्हयति (barhayati, to invigorate) and Old English burg (English borough).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfor.tis/, [ˈfɔr.tɪs]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

fortis (neuter forte); third declension

  1. strong (physically powerful)
  2. (figuratively) courageous, brave, steadfast
DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative fortis forte fortēs fortia
Genitive fortis fortis fortium fortium
Dative fortī fortī fortibus fortibus
Accusative fortem forte fortēs, fortīs fortia
Ablative fortī fortī fortibus fortibus
Vocative fortis forte fortēs fortia
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From fors.

NounEdit

fortis

  1. genitive singular of fors

ReferencesEdit


Old LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (to rise, high, hill).

AdjectiveEdit

fortis

  1. strong

DeclensionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit