accidens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Present active participle of accidō (fall down or upon; happen).

Participle[edit]

accidēns m, f, n (genitive accidentis); third declension

  1. falling down, upon, at or near, descending
  2. happening (to), taking place, occurring, befalling
Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative accidēns accidēns accidentēs accidentia
genitive accidentis accidentis accidentium accidentium
dative accidentī accidentī accidentibus accidentibus
accusative accidentem accidēns accidentēs accidentia
ablative accidente
accidentī 1
accidente
accidentī 1
accidentibus accidentibus
vocative accidēns accidēns accidentēs accidentia

1 When used purely as an adjective.

Noun[edit]

accidēns n (genitive accidentis); third declension

  1. accident, circumstance (chance event)
Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative accidēns accidenta
genitive accidentis accidentum
dative accidentī accidentibus
accusative accidēns accidenta
ablative accidente accidentibus
vocative accidēns accidenta

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Form of the verb accīdō (fell, cut down; use up; impair).

Participle[edit]

accīdēns

  1. using up, consuming, diminishing
  2. impairing, weakening, shattering
Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative accīdēns accīdēns accīdentēs accīdentia
genitive accīdentis accīdentis accīdentium accīdentium
dative accīdentī accīdentī accīdentibus accīdentibus
accusative accīdentem accīdēns accīdentēs accīdentia
ablative accīdente
accīdentī 1
accīdente
accīdentī 1
accīdentibus accīdentibus
vocative accīdēns accīdēns accīdentēs accīdentia

1 When used purely as an adjective.


Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

accidens m pl

  1. plural form of accident