terminus

See also: Terminus

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin terminus (boundary, limit). Doublet of term.

NounEdit

terminus (plural termini or terminuses)

  1. The end or final point of something.
  2. The end point of a transportation system, or the town or city in which it is located.
  3. A boundary or border, or a post or stone marking such a boundary.

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EtymologyEdit

From English terminus, an unadapted borrowing from Latin terminus. Doublet of terme.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɛʁ.mi.nys/
  • (file)

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terminus m (uncountable)

  1. terminus

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *térmn̥ (boundary), perhaps from *terh₂- (pass through). Cognate of Ancient Greek τέρμα (térma, a goal) and τέρμων (térmōn, a border); perhaps cognate of Sanskrit तरति (tar-, to overcome), Latin trāns (through, across, over) and possibly intrō (I enter, I go into).

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terminus m (genitive terminī); second declension

  1. a boundary, limit, end
    Synonyms: fīnis, līmes, mēta

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative terminus terminī
Genitive terminī terminōrum
Dative terminō terminīs
Accusative terminum terminōs
Ablative terminō terminīs
Vocative termine terminī

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  • terminus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • terminus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • terminus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • terminus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the empire reaches to the ends of the world: imperium orbis terrarum terminis definitur
    • to set bounds to a thing, limit it: terminis circumscribere aliquid
  • terminus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • terminus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray