stirps

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Latin stirps ‎(rootstock, stem).

NounEdit

stirps ‎(plural stirpes)

  1. A branch of a family.
  2. A progenitor of a branch of a family.
  3. (zoology, botany) A superfamily of animals or plants.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

stirps

  1. plural of stirp

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LatinEdit

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *sterg- ‎(rigid, stiff). Cognate with Old English stearc (English stark) and Ancient Greek στερεός ‎(stereós, solid).

NounEdit

stirps f ‎(genitive stirpis); third declension

  1. rootstock; the lowest part of the trunk of a plant, including the roots.
  2. a plant, shrub, shoot, sprout
  3. (of people) lineage, race, family, stock
  4. scion, offspring, progeny
  5. source, origin, cause

InflectionEdit

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative stirps stirpēs
genitive stirpis stirpium
dative stirpī stirpibus
accusative stirpem stirpēs
ablative stirpe stirpibus
vocative stirps stirpēs

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • stirps” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
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