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From Ancient Greek ἀκέφαλος ‎(aképhalos, headless).



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Wikipedia acephalus m ‎(feminine acephala, neuter acephalum); first/second declension

  1. Without a head, chief or leader.
  2. Of a hexameter which begins with a short syllable.
  3. An Acephalite or Paulician, a member of an early Christian gnostic heresy
    Hoc tempore eadem acephalorum heresis sub anathemate condemnatur.
    At the same time [as the reign of Justinian, son of Heraclius], the headless ones' heresy was condemned with anathema. — Bede, Chronica Minor


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative acephalus acephala acephalum acephalī acephalae acephala
genitive acephalī acephalae acephalī acephalōrum acephalārum acephalōrum
dative acephalō acephalō acephalīs
accusative acephalum acephalam acephalum acephalōs acephalās acephala
ablative acephalō acephalā acephalō acephalīs
vocative acephale acephala acephalum acephalī acephalae acephala