-ceps

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See also: ceps and CEPs

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Latin -cipes, from Proto-Italic *-kaputis, from the same root as caput, with *-kaputis > *-kapts. The suffix vowel was most likely lost by analogy to -ceps (-catcher).[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -cipes (rare in Classical Latin)

Suffix[edit]

-ceps (genitive -cipitis); third declension

  1. -headed
  2. -fold
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative -ceps -cipitēs -cipitia
genitive -cipitis -cipitium
dative -cipitī -cipitibus
accusative -cipitem -ceps -cipitēs -cipitia
ablative -cipitī -cipitibus
vocative -ceps -cipitēs -cipitia

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Italic *-kaps, related to capiō.

Suffix[edit]

-ceps m (genitive -cipis); third declension

  1. -catcher
  2. -taker
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -ceps -cipēs
genitive -cipis -cipum
dative -cipī -cipibus
accusative -cipem -cipēs
ablative -cipe -cipibus
vocative -ceps -cipēs

Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “caput, -itis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 91