anceps

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Noun[edit]

anceps

  1. (poetry, Greek and Latin meter) A syllable that can be either short or long.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ambo (both) +‎ -ceps (headed), from caput (head).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

anceps m, f, n (genitive ancipitis); third declension

  1. double-headed, having two heads
  2. (of mountains) having two summits or peaks
  3. (of swords) double-edged
  4. divided into two parts
  5. wavering, doubtful, uncertain
  6. dangerous, hazardous

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative anceps anceps ancipitēs ancipitia
genitive ancipitis ancipitis ancipitium ancipitium
dative ancipitī ancipitī ancipitibus ancipitibus
accusative ancipitem anceps ancipitēs ancipitia
ablative ancipitī ancipitī ancipitibus ancipitibus
vocative anceps anceps ancipitēs ancipitia

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