postscriptum

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin postscriptum, from post (after, behind) + scrīptum (text; something written).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

postscriptum (plural postscripta)

  1. (rare) (A thing which has been) written afterwards, appended.
    • 1827, M. Corbett, The odd volume, containing a letter purporting to be from King James VI of Scotland to Sandie Fotheringhame, Laird o'Powrie, signed: James, R.
      Postscriptum. — Scotland for ever! The Dane’s beneath the table, and Rab’s on the tap o’t, blawing like the deevil.
    • 1900, Honoré de Balzac, Anatole Cerfberr, La Comédie Humaine: Now for the First Time Completely Translated Into English
      This confidence so daintily tossed to the baron, in the fashion of a postscriptum, was evidently the compensation for five thousand francs.
    • 2004, L. G. Aslamazov, A. A. Varlamov, The Wonders Of Physics
      Postscriptum for taxpayers: After having started with the high-temperature thriller we turned to applications of conventional superconductors.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to indicate a footnote at the end of a letter. Generally abbreviated PS or similar (ps, p.s., etc).
  • Addenda following an initial post script are often abbreviated PPS or similar (p.p.s, P.P.S, etc), indicating "post post scriptum".

Translations[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin postscriptum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpɔstˈskrɪp.təm/

Noun[edit]

postscriptum n (plural postscriptums or postscripta, diminutive postscriptumpje n)

  1. post scriptum

Usage notes[edit]

Usually abbreviated as P.S..


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin post scriptum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

postscriptum m (plural postscriptums)

  1. Alternative form of post-scriptum

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

postscriptum m (invariable)

  1. postscript, post scriptum

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