stirps

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin stirps ("rootstock, stem").

Noun[edit]

stirps (plural stirpes)

  1. A branch of a family.
  2. A progenitor of a branch of a family.
  3. (zoology, botany) A superfamily of animals or plants.
  4. plural form of stirp

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Noun[edit]

stirps f (genitive stirpis); third declension

  1. rootstock; the lowest part of the trunk of a plant, including the roots.
  2. a plant, shrub, shoot, sprout
  3. (of people) lineage, race, family, stock
  4. scion, offspring, progeny
  5. source, origin, cause

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative stirps stirpēs
genitive stirpis stirpium
dative stirpī stirpibus
accusative stirpem stirpēs
stirpīs
ablative stirpe stirpibus
vocative stirps stirpēs

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References[edit]

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