dictatrix

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

dictatrix (plural dictatrices)

  1. (archaic) A female dictator.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dictātor (chief magistrate), from dictō (dictate, prescribe), from dīcō (say, speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dictātrīx f (genitive dictātrīcis); third declension

  1. (humorous) woman in charge
    • c.205-184 BCE, Titus Maccius Plautus Persa, act v, scene 1
      Do hanc tibi florentem florenti: tu
      hic eris dictatrix nobis.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dictātrīx dictātrīcēs
genitive dictātrīcis dictātrīcum
dative dictātrīcī dictātrīcibus
accusative dictātrīcem dictātrīcēs
ablative dictātrīce dictātrīcibus
vocative dictātrīx dictātrīcēs

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