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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "point of time".

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpuːnk.tum ˈtem.po.ris/, [ˈpuːŋk.t̪ʊ̃ˑ ˈt̪ɛm.pɔ.rɪs]

NounEdit

pūnctum temporis n (genitive pūnctī temporis); second declension

  1. second (unit of time)
  2. instant, moment

Usage notesEdit

  • This term appears in later Latin, after the establishment of measured time.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter) with an indeclinable portion.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūnctum temporis pūncta temporis
Genitive pūnctī temporis pūnctōrum temporis
Dative pūnctō temporis pūnctīs temporis
Accusative pūnctum temporis pūncta temporis
Ablative pūnctō temporis pūnctīs temporis
Vocative pūnctum temporis pūncta temporis