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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Present participle of sileō.

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

silēns (genitive silentis, adverb silenter); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. resting, ceasing, remaining silent

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative silēns silentēs silentia
Genitive silentis silentium
Dative silentī silentibus
Accusative silentem silēns silentēs
silentīs
silentia
Ablative silente
silentī1
silentibus
Vocative silēns silentēs silentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: silent
  • French: silence
  • Italian: silente

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

silens

  1. Alternative form of silence