accentus

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Etymology[edit]

From accinō (sing to), from ad + canō (sing), a calque of Ancient Greek προσῳδία (prosōidía, song sung to music; pronunciation of syllable), from πρός (prós, to) + ᾠδή (ōidḗ, song).

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Noun[edit]

accentus m (genitive accentūs); fourth declension

  1. a blast, signal
  2. (phonology) accent, tone, accentuation
  3. (figurative) intensity, violence

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative accentus accentūs
Genitive accentūs accentuum
Dative accentuī accentibus
Accusative accentum accentūs
Ablative accentū accentibus
Vocative accentus accentūs

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