acies

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aciēs (edge, sharpness).

Noun[edit]

acies (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The full attention of one's sight, hearing or other senses, as directed towards a particular object.
    • 1658: And therefore providence hath arched and paved the great house of the world, with colours of mediocrity, that is, blew and green, above and below the sight, moderately terminating the acies of the eye. — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 204)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp, pointed). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek ἀκή (akḗ, point).

The Proto-Germanic *agjō came from the Indo-European roots as well; and from there came the Old Frisian egg, Old Saxon eggia (Dutch egge); Old English ecg (English edge); Old High German egga (German Ecke); Old Norse egg (Icelandic egg, Swedish egg).

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Noun[edit]

aciēs f (genitive aciēī); fifth declension

  1. sharp edge or point
  2. battle line

Inflection[edit]

Fifth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative aciēs aciēs
genitive aciēī aciērum
dative aciēī aciēbus
accusative aciem aciēs
ablative aciē aciēbus
vocative aciēs aciēs

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