anceps

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Noun[edit]

anceps

  1. (poetry, Greek and Latin meter) A syllable that can be either short or long.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ambo ‎(both) +‎ -ceps ‎(headed), from caput ‎(head).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

anceps m, f, n ‎(genitive ancipitis); third declension

  1. double-headed, having two heads
  2. (of mountains) having two summits or peaks
  3. (of swords) double-edged
  4. divided into two parts
  5. wavering, doubtful, uncertain
  6. dangerous, hazardous

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative anceps ancipitēs ancipitia
genitive ancipitis ancipitium
dative ancipitī ancipitibus
accusative ancipitem anceps ancipitēs ancipitia
ablative ancipitī ancipitibus
vocative anceps ancipitēs ancipitia

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