pyramis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English piramis, from Latin pȳramis, from Ancient Greek πυραμίς (puramís).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pyramis (plural pyramides)

  1. (obsolete) A pyramid.
    • 1636, Peter Ramus, Peter Bedwell, transl., The Way To Geometry: [Being Necessary and Usefull for Astronomers, Enginees, Geographers,. Architects, Land-meaters, Carpenters, Sea-men & Etc.][1], pages 277-278:
      And from hence also shall be the geodesy of the Icosaedrum. For the finding out of the heighth of the pyramis, there is the semidiagony of the side of the decangle and the halfe ray of the circle: But the side of the decangle is a right line subtending the halfe periphery of the side of the quinquangle, or else the greater segment of the ray proportionally cut.
    • 1838, Alexander Crawford Lindsay Crawford, Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land[2], volume 1, page 95:
      For as a Pyramis, beginning at a point, by little and little dilateth into all parts []

LatinEdit

 
pȳramidēs Aegyptōrum (pyramids of Egypt)

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πυραμίς (puramís).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pȳramis f (genitive pȳramidis or pȳramidos); third declension

  1. a pyramid

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (non-Greek-type or Greek-type, normal variant).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pȳramis pȳramidēs
pȳramides
Genitive pȳramidis
pȳramidos
pȳramidum
Dative pȳramidī pȳramidibus
Accusative pȳramidem
pȳramida
pȳramidēs
pȳramidas
Ablative pȳramide pȳramidibus
Vocative pȳramis
pȳrami1
pȳramidēs
pȳramides

1In poetry.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: pyramid
  • French: pyramide
  • Galician: pirámide
  • Italian: piramide
  • Portuguese: pirâmide
  • Spanish: pirámide

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