contractio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contrahō (draw together, shorten) +‎ -tiō.

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Noun[edit]

contractiō f (genitive contractiōnis); third declension

  1. a contraction, drawing together
  2. abridgment, shortening
  3. dejection, despondency

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative contractiō contractiōnēs
Genitive contractiōnis contractiōnum
Dative contractiōnī contractiōnibus
Accusative contractiōnem contractiōnēs
Ablative contractiōne contractiōnibus
Vocative contractiō contractiōnēs

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