acephalus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀκέφαλος (aképhalos, headless).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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Wikipedia acephalus m (feminine acephala, neuter acephalum); first/second declension

  1. Without a head, chief or leader.
  2. Of a hexameter which begins with a short syllable.
  3. An Acephalite or Paulician, a member of an early Christian gnostic heresy
    Hoc tempore eadem acephalorum heresis sub anathemate condemnatur.
    At the same time [as the reign of Justinian, son of Heraclius], the headless ones' heresy was condemned with anathema. — Bede, Chronica Minor

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative acephalus acephala acephalum acephalī acephalae acephala
genitive acephalī acephalae acephalī acephalōrum acephalārum acephalōrum
dative acephalō acephalae acephalō acephalīs acephalīs acephalīs
accusative acephalum acephalam acephalum acephalōs acephalās acephala
ablative acephalō acephalā acephalō acephalīs acephalīs acephalīs
vocative acephale acephala acephalum acephalī acephalae acephala

References[edit]

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