alienans

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aliēnāns, present active particple of aliēnō (make something another's), from aliēnus (another's, foreign).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

Examples (alienans adjectives)

purported contract
alleged perpetrator
forged passport
expectant mother
fantasy partner

alienans (not comparable)

  1. (rhetoric, philosophy, of a grammatical modifier, especially an adjective) Negating, denying, or casting doubt on the applicability of its modificand.
    The newspaper never called him "the murderer", always "the alleged murderer", but the alienans adjective didn't help very much: the word "murderer" is all people saw.
    Because a "decoy duck" is not a duck, "decoy" is an alienans adjective.
    In the case of "brown duck", "brown" is not an alienans adjective.

Noun[edit]

alienans (plural alienantes or alienans)

  1. (rhetoric, philosophy) An alienans adjective.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Alienans. (n.d.). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Retrieved August 22, 2007, from Answers.com Web site: http://www.answers.com/topic/alienans

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present participle of aliēnō

Participle[edit]

aliēnāns m, f, n (genitive aliēnantis); third declension

  1. alienating

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative aliēnāns aliēnāns aliēnantēs aliēnantia
genitive aliēnantis aliēnantis aliēnantium aliēnantium
dative aliēnantī aliēnantī aliēnantibus aliēnantibus
accusative aliēnantem aliēnāns aliēnantēs aliēnantia
ablative aliēnante
aliēnantī 1
aliēnante
aliēnantī 1
aliēnantibus aliēnantibus
vocative aliēnāns aliēnāns aliēnantēs aliēnantia

1 When used purely as an adjective.