singultus

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

singultus (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) The medical name for hiccups.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

singultus m (genitive singultūs); fourth declension

  1. Sobbing, speech interrupted by sobs.
  2. (by extension) A rattling in the throat; clucking (of a hen); croaking (of a raven); gurgling (of water).
  3. death rattle

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative singultus singultūs
genitive singultūs singultuum
dative singultuī singultibus
accusative singultum singultūs
ablative singultū singultibus
vocative singultus singultūs

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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