hamaxostichus

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Etymology[edit]

Coined in the 20th century from Ancient Greek ἅμαξα (hámaksa, waggon) + στίχος (stíkhos, a row or file (of soldiers)”, “a line (of poetry)).

Noun[edit]

hamaxostichus m (genitive hamaxostichi); second declension

  1. (New Latin) A train.
    • 1994, Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, Latinitas[1], page 318:
      Die II mensis Novembris ad oppidum Duranka, haud procul ab urbe Lycopoli ( Asyut vel Assiut) in Superiore Aegypto positum, hamaxostichus, benzini exceptoria vehens, exorbitavit, quod via ferrata, magnis pluviis mollita, consederat.
    • 1996, George Capellanus and Peter Needham, Latin Can Be Fun[2], page 83:
      nonne hamaxostichus Birminghamiensis advenit?
    • 1999, Michael Bond, Ursus nomine Paddington[3], page 83:
      dum loquitur ululatu machinae vectoriae iuxta crepidinem instructae sublato hamaxostichus movebatur.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative hamaxostichus hamaxostichī
genitive hamaxostichī hamaxostichōrum
dative hamaxostichō hamaxostichīs
accusative hamaxostichum hamaxostichōs
ablative hamaxostichō hamaxostichīs
vocative hamaxostiche hamaxostichī

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