dodecaedron

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dodecaedron

  1. Alternative spelling of dodecahedron

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δωδεκάεδρον (dōdekáedron).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dodecaēdron n (genitive dodecaēdrī); second declension

  1. dodecahedron
    • 1611, Johannes Kepler, Strena seu De Niva Sexangula, p. 23:
      Vidi enim Dresdae in aede Regia cui Stabulo nomen, exornatum abacum aere argentoso, ex quo quasi efflorescebat dodecaedron avellanae parvae magnitudine, dimidia parte extans.
      Indeed I saw in the Royal Palace in Dresden, called Stabulo, a wall panel equipped with silver ore, from which was blooming a dodecahedron with the size of a small hazelnut, projecting halfway.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative dodecaēdron dodecaēdra
genitive dodecaēdrī dodecaēdrōrum
dative dodecaēdrō dodecaēdrīs
accusative dodecaēdron dodecaēdra
ablative dodecaēdrō dodecaēdrīs
vocative dodecaēdron dodecaēdra