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EtymologyEdit

From Latin quadrāns.

NounEdit

quadrans ‎(plural quadrantes)

  1. A bronze coin of the Roman republic worth one quarter of an as.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From quattuor ‎(four).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

quadrāns m ‎(genitive quadrantis); third declension

  1. A fourth part of something, quarter.
  2. The fourth part of an as, quarter of an as, three unciae.
  3. A quarter-digit.
  4. (as a liquid measure) The fourth part of a sextārius, quarter of a sextārius.
  5. (as a weight) A quarter of a Roman pound.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative quadrāns quadrantēs
genitive quadrantis quadrantum
dative quadrantī quadrantibus
accusative quadrantem quadrantēs
ablative quadrante quadrantibus
vocative quadrāns quadrantēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • quadrans in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • quadrans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • QUADRANS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • quadrans in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • 3 per cent (a quarter of centesima): quadrantes usurae
  • quadrans in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • quadrans” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • quadrans in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
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