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EtymologyEdit

From medius and maybe ocris (rugged mountain), as if "halfway up".[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mediocris (neuter mediocre); third declension

  1. middling, moderate
  2. tolerable, ordinary, normal
  3. mediocre, indifferent

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative mediocris mediocre mediocrēs mediocria
Genitive mediocris mediocris mediocrium mediocrium
Dative mediocrī mediocrī mediocribus mediocribus
Accusative mediocrem mediocre mediocrēs, mediocrīs mediocria
Ablative mediocrī mediocrī mediocribus mediocribus
Vocative mediocris mediocre mediocrēs mediocria

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 21
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “ocris”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 424