descender

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

descend +‎ -er (agent suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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descender (plural descenders)

  1. A person or thing that descends.
  2. (typography) The part of a lowercase letter that is drawn below the bottom of lowercase letters, such as the tail of the letters g, p, and q.
  3. (cycling) A cyclist who excels at fast descents.
  4. A belay device used in rock climbing

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēscendere, present active infinitive of dēscendō, probably borrowed. Compare descer.

Verb[edit]

descender (first-person singular present indicative descendo, past participle descendido)

  1. (intransitive) to descend (to pass from a higher to a lower place)
  2. (genealogy, with de) to descend (from) (to have as an ancestor)
  3. (etymology, with de) to descend (from) (to have as an etymon)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēscendere, present active infinitive of dēscendō.

Verb[edit]

descender (first-person singular present desciendo, first-person singular preterite descendí, past participle descendido)

  1. to descend.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables.


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