consonans

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Etymology 1[edit]

Present active participle of cōnsonō (I resound). Surface analysis: con- (with”, “together) +‎ sonāns (sounding).

Participle[edit]

cōnsonāns m, f, n (genitive cōnsonantis); third declension

  1. agreeing, fit, suitable
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative cōnsonāns cōnsonantēs cōnsonantia
genitive cōnsonantis cōnsonantium
dative cōnsonantī cōnsonantibus
accusative cōnsonantem cōnsonāns cōnsonantēs cōnsonantia
ablative cōnsonante, cōnsonantī1 cōnsonantibus
vocative cōnsonāns cōnsonantēs cōnsonantia

1When used purely as an adjective.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun use of the participle cōnsonāns, in elliptical use for littera cōnsonāns (literally resounding letter). This is a semantic loan from Ancient Greek σύμφωνον (súmphōnon). The components of the Latin word do not exactly correspond to those of the Greek word; a word that more precisely corresponds to the Greek would be cōnsona.

Noun[edit]

cōnsonāns f (genitive cōnsonantis); third declension

  1. (grammar) a consonant
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōnsonāns cōnsonantēs
genitive cōnsonantis cōnsonantum
dative cōnsonantī cōnsonantibus
accusative cōnsonantem cōnsonantēs
ablative cōnsonante cōnsonantibus
vocative cōnsonāns cōnsonantēs
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