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EtymologyEdit

From Latin.

NounEdit

stipes (plural stipites)

  1. The vertical beam of a cross used for crucifixion.
  2. The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *steypos. Cognate with Ancient Greek στέφω (stéphō), English stiff.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stīpes m (genitive stīpitis); third declension

  1. post, tree trunk
  2. stake
  3. (figuratively) blockhead, lunkhead, idiot, fool

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative stīpes stīpitēs
genitive stīpitis stīpitum
dative stīpitī stīpitibus
accusative stīpitem stīpitēs
ablative stīpite stīpitibus
vocative stīpes stīpitēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • stipes in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stipes in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “stipes”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • stipes” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • stipes in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers