typus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek τῠ́πος (túpos, mark, impression, type), from τῠ́πτω (túptō, I strike, beat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

typus m (genitive typī); second declension

  1. figure, image
    1. bas-relief
    2. (surveying) ground-plan
    3. (Medieval Latin) a mystical figure or symbol, a prefiguration or portent
  2. type, form, sort, kind
  3. (medicine) form, type, or character of a fever
    1. (Medieval Latin) a periodic fever
  4. (New Latin, numismatics) a coin die
  5. (New Latin) a printing form or font die
    1. (singular only, collectively) literature, printed material, books
    2. (plural only, as typī, typōrum) a printing house, a printery
      Typis Archicœnobii Montis Casini [1]
      from the Printing House of the Archabbey of Monte Cassino

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative typus typī
genitive typī typōrum
dative typō typīs
accusative typum typōs
ablative typō typīs
vocative type typī

References[edit]

  • typus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • type in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • ty̆pus” on page 1,618/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “typus (typos)” on page 1,998/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • “1. typus” on page 1,028/2 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)
  • typus” in Johann Ramminger’s Neulateinische Wortliste (13.08.04 revision)