-ensis

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See also: ensis and Ensis

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

en-, variant of in-, + -sis.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ēnsis m, f (neuter -ēnse); third declension

  1. Of or from a place.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -ēnsis is added to a toponym (especially the name of a town) or to a topographical name, in order to form an adjective.

Examples:
Eborācum (York) + ‎-ensis → ‎eborācēnsis (of Northern England)
castra (camp) + ‎-ensis → ‎castrēnsis (of the camp)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative -ēnsis -ēnse -ēnsēs -ēnsia
genitive -ēnsis -ēnsium
dative -ēnsī -ēnsibus
accusative -ēnsem -ēnse -ēnsēs -ēnsia
ablative -ēnsī -ēnsibus
vocative -ēnsis -ēnse -ēnsēs -ēnsia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nutt, D. (1891): The Classical Review, Volume 5, p. 297