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Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect participle of accēdō (I approach, advance).


accessus m (feminine accessa, neuter accessum); first/second declension

  1. approached, reached
  2. advanced, attacked

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative accessus accessa accessum accessī accessae accessa
genitive accessī accessae accessī accessōrum accessārum accessōrum
dative accessō accessō accessīs
accusative accessum accessam accessum accessōs accessās accessa
ablative accessō accessā accessō accessīs
vocative accesse accessa accessum accessī accessae accessa

Etymology 2[edit]

From accēdō (I approach, advance) +‎ -tus (forms nouns from verbs designating the result of an action).


accessus m (genitive accessūs); fourth declension

  1. approach, arrival
  2. entry, admittance, audience
  3. onset

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative accessus accessūs
genitive accessūs accessuum
dative accessuī accessibus
accusative accessum accessūs
ablative accessū accessibus
vocative accessus accessūs


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  • accessus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “accessus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • accessus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • ebb and flow (of tide): accessus et recessus aestuum