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 and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ambitus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “ambitus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ambitus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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
  • ambitus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ambitus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin