cacoethes

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, from Ancient Greek κακοήθης (kakoḗthēs, ill-disposed) from κακός (kakós, bad) + ἦθος (êthos, disposition, nature).

Noun[edit]

cacoethes

  1. compulsion; mania
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)
  2. (medicine, obsolete) A bad quality or disposition in a disease; an incurable ulcer.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cacoēthes n (genitive cacoēthis); third declension

  1. malignant disease
  2. mania (especially for writing)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cacoēthes cacoētha
genitive cacoēthis cacoēthum
dative cacoēthī cacoēthibus
accusative cacoēthes cacoētha
ablative cacoēthe cacoēthibus
vocative cacoēthes cacoētha