accipiter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin accipiter ‎(hawk).

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Noun[edit]

accipiter ‎(plural accipiters)

  1. (ornithology) Any hawk of the genus Accipiter.
  2. (medicine, surgery) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

Latin[edit]

accipiter volāns (a hawk in flight)

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱus ‎(sharp) + *péth₂r̥ ‎(feather, wing) (compare acus, penna). The geminate -cc- is perhaps influenced by accipiō ‎(take, seize). Confer with the similarly constructed Ancient Greek ὠκύπτερος ‎(ōkúpteros, swift-winged).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

accipiter m ‎(genitive accipitris); third declension

  1. hawk, merlin
  2. a rapacious man

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative accipiter accipitrēs
genitive accipitris accipitrum
dative accipitrī accipitribus
accusative accipitrem accipitrēs
ablative accipitre accipitribus
vocative accipiter accipitrēs

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