scazon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin scāzon, from Ancient Greek σκάζων (skázōn), from σκάζω (skázō, I limp)

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Noun[edit]

scazon (plural scazons)

  1. A limping satiric meter in classical verse.
  2. A iambic trimeter ending with a trochee or spondee.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek σκάζων (skázōn, limping), the present active participle of σκάζω (skázō, I limp).

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Noun[edit]

scazōn m (genitive scazontis); third declension

  1. scazon (an iambic trimeter, with a spondee or trochee in the last foot)
    • AD 86–103, Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrammaton, book I, epigram xcvi, lines 1–3:
      Si non molestum est teque non piget, scazon, // Nostro rogamus pauca verba Materno // Dicas in aurem sic ut audiat solus.
    • ibidem, book VII, epigram xxvi, line 1 and 10 (identical):
      Apollinarem conveni meum, Scazon.
    • AD 103–107, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, Epistulae, book V, letter x: “C. Plinius Suetonio Tranquillo suo s.”, § 2:
      Sum et ipse in edendo haesitator, tu tamen meam quoque cunctationem tarditatemque vicisti. Proinde aut rumpe iam moras aut cave ne eosdem istos libellos, quos tibi hendecasyllabi nostri blanditiis elicere non possunt, convicio scazontes extorqueant.

Declension[edit]

Third declension, Greek type, nominative singular in -ōn. Alternative genitive singular and plural and accusative plural may be attested or may be reconstructed by lexicographers due to scazōn having been imported from the Ancient Greek masculine present active participle.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scazōn scazontēs
genitive scazontis
scazontos
scazontum
scazontium
dative scazontī scazontibus
accusative scazonta scazontēs
scazontās
ablative scazonte scazontibus
vocative scazōn scazontēs

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References[edit]

  • scāzon in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • scāzōn” on page 1,400/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “scazōn” on page 1,700/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)