interpositio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

interposit- (perfect passive participial stem of interpōnō, “I put, place, or lay between or among”, “I insert, interpose, or introduce”, “I pledge”) +‎ -iō (suffix forming nouns of action)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

interpositiō f (genitive interpositiōnis); third declension

  1. (in general) a putting between, insertion
  2. (and especially):
    1. an inserting or introduction
      1. an introduction (of persons in discourse)
      2. an inserting (of words)
    2. (rhetoric) parenthesis (rhetorical figure)

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative interpositiō interpositiōnēs
genitive interpositiōnis interpositiōnum
dative interpositiōnī interpositiōnibus
accusative interpositiōnem interpositiōnēs
ablative interpositiōne interpositiōnibus
vocative interpositiō interpositiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • interpŏsĭtĭo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879