ambitus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ambītus ‎(circuit, ostentation).

Noun[edit]

ambitus ‎(plural ambituses)

  1. (music) the range of a melody, especially those of ecclesiastical chants
  2. (botany, zoology) The exterior edge or border of a thing, such as a leaf or shell.
  3. (historical, Roman antiquity) A canvassing for votes.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ambiō ‎(I go around, I encircle, I solicit).

Noun[edit]

ambītus m ‎(genitive ambītūs); fourth declension

  1. circuit
  2. orbit, cycle
  3. periphrasis, circumlocution
  4. show, ostentation, vanity
  5. bribery

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ambītus ambītūs
genitive ambītūs ambītuum
dative ambītuī ambītibus
accusative ambītum ambītūs
ablative ambītū ambītibus
vocative ambītus ambītūs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ambitus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • ambitus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the period: ambitus, circuitus, comprehensio, continuatio (verborum, orationis), also simply periodus
    • to accuse some one of illegal canvassing: accusare aliquem ambitus, de ambitu