abortus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin abortus (miscarriage).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abortus (plural abortuses or aborti)

  1. An abortion. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
  2. An aborted fetus, especially one aborted in early pregnancy. [First attested in the early 20th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 7

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin abortus (miscarriage).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: abor‧tus

Noun[edit]

abortus m (plural abortussen, diminutive abortusje n)

  1. miscarriage, abortion (spontaneous and induced)

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Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

abortus

  1. conditional of aborti

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

abortus

  1. conditional of abortar

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect active participle from aborior (pass away; miscarry), from ab (from, away from) + orior (rise, get up; appear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abortus m (genitive abortūs); fourth declension

  1. premature delivery, miscarriage, abortion
    • 165 B.C.E., Terence, Hecyra [1], Act 3 Scene 3:
      [] sed si fieri id non potest quin sentiant, dicam abortum esse.
      [] but if that can not be managed, and they do find it out, I will say that it was a miscarriage.
    • 2016, Pope Francis, Amoris laetitia [2], Vatican:
      [] ob conscientiae dignitatis amorem Ecclesia omnibus viribus Statum cogentem reicit, qui fovet atocium, sterilitatis inductionem, immo vel abortum.
      [] for the sake of this dignity of conscience, the Church strongly rejects the forced State intervention in favour of contraception, sterilization and even abortion.
  2. (figuratively) an unfinished piece

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative abortus abortūs
genitive abortūs abortuum
dative abortuī abortibus
accusative abortum abortūs
ablative abortū abortibus
vocative abortus abortūs

Synonyms[edit]

Participle[edit]

abortus m (feminine aborta, neuter abortum); first/second declension

  1. disappeared, passed away, having disappeared or passed away
  2. miscarried, aborted, having miscarried or aborted

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative abortus aborta abortum abortī abortae aborta
genitive abortī abortae abortī abortōrum abortārum abortōrum
dative abortō abortō abortīs
accusative abortum abortam abortum abortōs abortās aborta
ablative abortō abortā abortō abortīs
vocative aborte aborta abortum abortī abortae aborta

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • abortus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abortus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

abortus m

  1. accusative plural form of aborts

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

abòrtus m (Cyrillic spelling або̀ртус)

  1. miscarriage

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