See also: Modus

English edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin modus (measure, manner, mood). Doublet of mode.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈməʊdəs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊdəs

Noun edit

modus (plural modi)

  1. (law, obsolete) The arrangement of, or mode of expressing, the terms of a contract or conveyance.
  2. (law) A qualification involving the idea of variation or departure from some general rule or form, in the way of either restriction or enlargement, according to the circumstances of the case, as in the will of a donor, an agreement between parties, etc.
  3. (law) A fixed compensation or equivalent given instead of payment of tithes in kind, expressed in full by the phrase modus decimandi.
    • 1765–1769, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, (please specify |book=I to IV), Oxford, Oxfordshire: [] Clarendon Press, →OCLC:
      To make a good and sufficient modus, the following rules must be observed
    • 1829, Walter Savage Landor, “Duke de Richelieu, Sir Firebrace Cotes, Lady Glengrin. and Mr. Normanby”, in Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, volume V (second series, volume II), London: James Duncan, [], →OCLC:
      They, from time immemorial, had paid a modus, or composition.
    • 1776, Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations:
      When, instead either of a certain portion of the produce of land, or of the price of a certain portion, a certain sum of money is to be paid in full compensation for all tax or tythe; the tax becomes, in this case, exactly of the same nature with the land tax of England. It neither rises nor falls with the rent of the land. It neither encourages nor discourages improvement. The tythe in the greater part of those parishes which pay what is called a modus, in lieu of all other tythe is a tax of this kind. During the Mahometan government of Bengal, instead of the payment in kind of the fifth part of the produce, a modus, and, it is said, a very moderate one, was established in the greater part of the districts or zemindaries of the country. Some of the servants of the East India company, under pretence of restoring the public revenue to its proper value, have, in some provinces, exchanged this modus for a payment in kind. Under their management, this change is likely both to discourage cultivation, and to give new opportunities for abuse in the collection of the public revenue, which has fallen very much below what it was said to have been when it first fell under the management of the company. The servants of the company may, perhaps, have profited by the change, but at the expense, it is probable, both of their masters and of the country.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “modus”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English modus operandi, from Latin modus operandī.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: mo‧dus
  • IPA(key): /ˈmodus/, [ˈmo.d̪ʊs̪]

Noun edit

módus (Badlit spelling ᜋᜓᜇᜓᜐ᜔)

  1. Ellipsis of modus operandi.

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modus m inan

  1. (statistics) mode (value occurring most frequently in a distribution)
  2. (music) mode

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

< Latin modus

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmodus/, [ˈmo̞dus̠]
  • Rhymes: -odus
  • Syllabification(key): mo‧dus

Noun edit

modus

  1. (grammar) mood

Declension edit

Inflection of modus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative modus modukset
genitive moduksen modusten
moduksien
partitive modusta moduksia
illative modukseen moduksiin
singular plural
nominative modus modukset
accusative nom. modus modukset
gen. moduksen
genitive moduksen modusten
moduksien
partitive modusta moduksia
inessive moduksessa moduksissa
elative moduksesta moduksista
illative modukseen moduksiin
adessive moduksella moduksilla
ablative modukselta moduksilta
allative modukselle moduksille
essive moduksena moduksina
translative modukseksi moduksiksi
abessive moduksetta moduksitta
instructive moduksin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of modus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative modukseni modukseni
accusative nom. modukseni modukseni
gen. modukseni
genitive modukseni modusteni
moduksieni
partitive modustani moduksiani
inessive moduksessani moduksissani
elative moduksestani moduksistani
illative modukseeni moduksiini
adessive moduksellani moduksillani
ablative modukseltani moduksiltani
allative modukselleni moduksilleni
essive moduksenani moduksinani
translative moduksekseni moduksikseni
abessive moduksettani moduksittani
instructive
comitative moduksineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative moduksesi moduksesi
accusative nom. moduksesi moduksesi
gen. moduksesi
genitive moduksesi modustesi
moduksiesi
partitive modustasi moduksiasi
inessive moduksessasi moduksissasi
elative moduksestasi moduksistasi
illative modukseesi moduksiisi
adessive moduksellasi moduksillasi
ablative modukseltasi moduksiltasi
allative moduksellesi moduksillesi
essive moduksenasi moduksinasi
translative modukseksesi moduksiksesi
abessive moduksettasi moduksittasi
instructive
comitative moduksinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative moduksemme moduksemme
accusative nom. moduksemme moduksemme
gen. moduksemme
genitive moduksemme modustemme
moduksiemme
partitive modustamme moduksiamme
inessive moduksessamme moduksissamme
elative moduksestamme moduksistamme
illative modukseemme moduksiimme
adessive moduksellamme moduksillamme
ablative modukseltamme moduksiltamme
allative moduksellemme moduksillemme
essive moduksenamme moduksinamme
translative modukseksemme moduksiksemme
abessive moduksettamme moduksittamme
instructive
comitative moduksinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative moduksenne moduksenne
accusative nom. moduksenne moduksenne
gen. moduksenne
genitive moduksenne modustenne
moduksienne
partitive modustanne moduksianne
inessive moduksessanne moduksissanne
elative moduksestanne moduksistanne
illative modukseenne moduksiinne
adessive moduksellanne moduksillanne
ablative modukseltanne moduksiltanne
allative moduksellenne moduksillenne
essive moduksenanne moduksinanne
translative modukseksenne moduksiksenne
abessive moduksettanne moduksittanne
instructive
comitative moduksinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative moduksensa moduksensa
accusative nom. moduksensa moduksensa
gen. moduksensa
genitive moduksensa modustensa
moduksiensa
partitive modustaan
modustansa
moduksiaan
moduksiansa
inessive moduksessaan
moduksessansa
moduksissaan
moduksissansa
elative moduksestaan
moduksestansa
moduksistaan
moduksistansa
illative modukseensa moduksiinsa
adessive moduksellaan
moduksellansa
moduksillaan
moduksillansa
ablative modukseltaan
modukseltansa
moduksiltaan
moduksiltansa
allative modukselleen
moduksellensa
moduksilleen
moduksillensa
essive moduksenaan
moduksenansa
moduksinaan
moduksinansa
translative moduksekseen
modukseksensa
moduksikseen
moduksiksensa
abessive moduksettaan
moduksettansa
moduksittaan
moduksittansa
instructive
comitative moduksineen
moduksinensa

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Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin modus. Doublet of mode, model, modul, and modern.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmo.dʊs]
  • Hyphenation: mo‧dus

Noun edit

modus (plural modus-modus, first-person possessive modusku, second-person possessive modusmu, third-person possessive modusnya)

  1. mode,
    1. (mathematics, statistics) the most frequently occurring value in a distribution.
    2. (linguistics) mood, a verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
    3. a particular means of accomplishing something.
      Synonym: cara
  2. (colloquial) modus operandi, a known criminal's established habits and mode of work when committing specific offences, especially fraud, matched with characteristics of an unsolved crime to narrow down (limit to a specific list) or profile suspects.

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  • mod (Standard Malay)

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Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *modōs, from Proto-Indo-European *mod-ōs (measure), from *med- (to measure).[1] But note as the oblique cases would be expected as *moder- (e.g. gen.: moderis), thus moderor, modestus etc. Contrast mōs for the senses of manner and way.

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Noun edit

modus m (genitive modī); second declension

  1. measure
  2. bound, limit
    Synonyms: līmes, fīnis, cacūmen
  3. manner (of doing or being arranged), way (of doing or being arranged), method
    Synonyms: ratiō, disciplīna
    Quem ad modumlike, such, in what manner
    hoc modoin this manner
    admirandum in modumwonderfully (literally: in a wonderful manner)
    miserandum in modummiserably (literally: in a miserable manner)
    hostilem in modumin a hostile manner (Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, I, 5)
    • Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico I, 36:
      quem ad modum vellent
      in what manner they pleased
    • 1272, an unknown source in The Natural History of Precious Stones and of the Precious Metals (1867), viii, page 269:
      Una Perla ad modum camahuti.
      A pearl in the manner of a cameo.
  4. (grammar) mood, mode

Declension edit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative modus modī
Genitive modī modōrum
Dative modō modīs
Accusative modum modōs
Ablative modō modīs
Vocative mode modī

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Descendants edit

  • Catalan: mode (learned)
  • English: mode
  • Old French: mode
    • Middle French: mode
      • French: mode (see there for further descendants)
    • Romanian: mod
  • Friulian: mût
  • Galician: modo
  • German: Modus
  • Hungarian: mód
  • Italian: modo
  • Old Irish: mod
  • Portuguese: modo
  • Sicilian: modu
  • Spanish: modo
  • Welsh: modd

References edit

  • modus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • modus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • modus 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)
  • modus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the melody: modi (De Or. 1. 42. 187)
    • to compose, put to music: modos facere
    • to observe moderation, be moderate: modum tenere, retinere, servare, adhibere
    • to set a limit to a thing: modum facere, statuere, constituere alicui rei or alicuius rei
    • to pass the limit: modum transire
    • to pass the limit: extra modum prodire
    • to pass the limit: ultra modum progredi
    • to show moderation in a matter: moderationem, modum adhibere in aliqua re
    • beyond all measure: extra, praeter modum
    • to limit one's expenditure: sumptibus modum statuere
    • (ambiguous) to translate freely: his fere verbis, hoc fere modo convertere, transferre
    • (ambiguous) with no moderation: sine modo; nullo modo adhibito
    • (ambiguous) to flee like deer, sheep: pecorum modo fugere (Liv. 40. 27)
  • modus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • DIZIONARIO LATINO OLIVETTI
  1. ^ “modo, mo'” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN

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Etymology edit

From Latin modus.

Noun edit

modus m (definite singular modusen, indefinite plural modi or moduser, definite plural modiene or modusene)

  1. mode
  2. (grammar) mood

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology edit

From Latin modus.

Noun edit

modus m (definite singular modusen, indefinite plural modi or modusar, definite plural modiane or modusane)

  1. mode
  2. (grammar) mood

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Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Ellipsis of English modus operandi, from New Latin.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: mo‧dus
  • IPA(key): /ˈmodus/, [ˈmo.dʊs]

Noun edit

modus (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜇᜓᜐ᜔)

  1. (law enforcement) modus operandi

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