ascia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ascia (axe).

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Noun[edit]

ascia f (plural asce)

  1. axe, tomahawk

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Verb[edit]

ascia

  1. third-person singular present indicative of asciare
  2. second-person singular imperative of asciare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to one version, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷs-ih₂- (axe), from *h₂eḱ- (sharp, pointed) (see axe).

According to de Vaan, it is not plausible since a sequence *ks is usually retained in intervocalic Latin, which implies borrowing from an unidentified source. It's possible that the consonant cluster underwent metathesis in a different (IE?) language before the word entered Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ascia f (genitive asciae); first declension

  1. an axe
  2. a mason's trowel

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ascia asciae
Genitive asciae asciārum
Dative asciae asciīs
Accusative asciam asciās
Ablative asciā asciīs
Vocative ascia asciae

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References[edit]

  • ascia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ascia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ascia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • ascia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ascia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill