casus

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See also: casûs

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin casus 'chance, event', from the past participle of cadere 'to fall, happen'; same semantic leap as Dutch voorval, German Vorfall etc., cognate with English case, French cas etc.

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Noun[edit]

casus m (plural casussen or casus, diminutive casusje n)

  1. A case, occurrence, instance, especially used for a reference or teaching example and for a legal case
  2. (grammar) A case, (instance of) grammatical case
  3. A coincidence

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of cadō (I fall).

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Participle[edit]

cāsus m (feminine cāsa, neuter cāsum); first/second declension

  1. fallen; having fallen

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cāsus cāsa cāsum cāsī cāsae cāsa
genitive cāsī cāsae cāsī cāsōrum cāsārum cāsōrum
dative cāsō cāsae cāsō cāsīs cāsīs cāsīs
accusative cāsum cāsam cāsum cāsōs cāsās cāsa
ablative cāsō cāsā cāsō cāsīs cāsīs cāsīs
vocative cāse cāsa cāsum cāsī cāsae cāsa

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Noun[edit]

cāsus m (genitive cāsūs); fourth declension

  1. fall, downwards movement
  2. accident, chance
  3. an event, happening, occurrence
  4. misfortune, disaster, accident
  5. (grammar) A case, termination

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cāsus cāsūs
genitive cāsūs cāsuum
dative cāsuī cāsibus
accusative cāsum cāsūs
ablative cāsū cāsibus
vocative cāsus cāsūs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: casu
  • Catalan: cas
  • English: case (borrowed from Old French)
  • French: cas
  • German: Kasus (borrowed)
  • Italian: caso
  • Occitan: cas
  • Neapolitan: caso

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جاسوس (cāsūs).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

casus (definite accusative casusu, plural casuslar)

  1. spy

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