tripodes

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From the Latin tripodēs (nominative plural form of tripūs), from the Ancient Greek τρίποδες (trípodes) (nominative plural form of τρίπους (trípous)); compare tripus.

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tripodes

  1. plural form of tripus
    • 1712: Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele [eds.], The Spectator, volume 5, page 28: № 327 (Saturday, March 15): Joseph Addison, “Criticism on Paradise Lost” (1729 publication)
      THE Poet here ſeems to have regarded two or three Paſſages in the 18th Iliad, as that in particular, where, ſpeaking of Vulcan, Homer ſays, that he had made twenty Tripodes, running on Golden Wheels; which, upon occaſion, might go of themſelves to the Aſſembly of the Gods, and, when there was no more Uſe for them, return again after the ſame manner.
    • 1963: The Australian University, volumes 1–2, page 193
      The restriction was deliberate, for the Senate attach[ed] great importance to high distinction in the classes and tripodes of Oxford and Cambridge, from its known influence on the minds of students, and the character which it would impart to out Institution in its period of greatest trial.
    • 1964: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, volume 142, page 431 (Longmans, Greens)
      Expansion of the swimbladder will be accompanied by forward movement of the free edges of the thin areas, and so by forward rotation of the tripodes. When the swimbladder contracts, the tripodes will be rotated backwards by the elastic action of ligament 2.
    • 1969: Harold James Perkin, Key Profession: The History of the Association of University Teachers, page 22 (A. M. Kelley)
      Not only was a new race of lecturing and researching professors inaugurated, and new honours courses, such as the Moral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Theological, and Historical Tripodes at Cambridge and the serious study of mathematics and science at Oxford, introduced, but a new type of college tutor arose, typified by Oscar Browning at Cambridge and Benjamin Jowett at Oxford, dedicated to preparing their students by strenuous intellectual training not merely for scholarship but for devoted service to society outside the university.

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Adjective[edit]

tripodes

  1. plural form of tripode

Latin[edit]

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tripodēs

  1. nominative plural of tripūs
  2. accusative plural of tripūs
  3. vocative plural of tripūs