πτῶσις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peth₂-

From πῑ́πτω ‎(pī́ptō, I fall) +‎ -σῐς ‎(-sis).

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Noun[edit]

πτῶσῐς ‎(ptôsisf ‎(genitive πτώσεως); third declension

  1. falling, a fall
  2. (grammar) case
  3. (grammar) inflection
    • 384 BCE – 322 BCE, Aristotle, Poetics 1457.a.18
      τὸ γὰρ ἐβάδισεν; ἢ βάδιζε πτῶσις ῥήματος κατὰ ταῦτα τὰ εἴδη ἐστίν.
      "Walked" and "Walk!" are verbal conjugations of this kind.
  4. arrangement of terms in a syllogism

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