ambitus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ambitus (circuit, ostentation)

Noun[edit]

ambitus (plural ambituses)

  1. (music) the range of a melody, especially those of ecclesiastical chants
  2. (botany, zoology) The exterior edge or border of a thing, such as a leaf or shell.
  3. (historical, Roman antiquity) A canvassing for votes.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ambio (I go around, I encircle, I solicit).

Noun[edit]

ambitus m (genitive ambitūs); fourth declension

  1. circuit
  2. orbit, cycle
  3. periphrasis, circumlocution
  4. show, ostentation, vanity

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ambitus ambitūs
genitive ambitūs ambituum
dative ambituī ambitibus
accusative ambitum ambitūs
ablative ambitū ambitibus
vocative ambitus ambitūs

Descendants[edit]