Latin

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *seh₂ip- (to cram, fence), possibly from *sh₂ey-. Cognate with saepis, saepiō.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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saepēs f (genitive saepis); third declension

  1. hedge, fence

Declension

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Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative saepēs saepēs
Genitive saepis saepium
Dative saepī saepibus
Accusative saepem saepēs
saepīs
Ablative saepe saepibus
Vocative saepēs saepēs

Descendants

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  • Italian: siepe
  • Latin: sēpēs (see there for further descendants)
  • Vulgar Latin: *saepālis, *saepīlis

References

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