accentus

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Etymology[edit]

From accinō (sing to), from ad + canō (sing), Possibly also 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. (figuratively) intensity, violence

Declension[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative accentus accentūs
genitive accentūs accentuum
dative accentuī accentibus
accusative accentum accentūs
ablative accentū accentibus
vocative accentus accentūs

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References[edit]

  • accentus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • accentŭs” on page 15/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)
  • accentus” on page 19 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)