coronis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin corōnis, from the Ancient Greek κορωνίς ‎(korōnís, crasis coronis”, “editorial coronis); cognate with the French coronis.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coronis ‎(plural coronides)

  1. A device, curved stroke, or flourish formed with a pen, coming at the end of a book or chapter; a colophon. For example: , ۞.
  2. (figuratively, obsolete, rare)[1] A thing’s conclusion; its end.[1]
    • 1592–1670: Bishop John Hacket, Scrinia reserata: a Memorial offer’d to the great Deservings of John Williams, D.D., Archbishop of York, volume 2, page 38
      The coronis of this matter is thus ; some bad ones in this family were punish’d strictly, all rebuk’d, not all amended.
  3. (Ancient Greek grammar)[1] A spiritus lenis written atop a non–word-initial vowel retained from the second word which formed a contraction resulting from crasis; see the usage note.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Generally, the Ancient Greek spiritûs are only written atop initial letters rho, initial vowels, and the second vowels of word-initial diphthongs. The coronis is one of only two exceptions to this rule; the other is the case of the double-rho, which is written as ρῥ.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 ‖coronis” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

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Verb[edit]

coronis

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive form of coronar

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

coronis m ‎(plural coronis)

  1. tree grayling (butterfly Hipparchia statilinus)

Noun[edit]

coronis f ‎(plural coronis)

  1. coronis (diacritic)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Ancient Greek κορωνίς ‎(korōnis, crasis coronis”, “editorial coronis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corōnis f ‎(genitive corōnidis); third declension

  1. coronis, colophon
  2. The end of a book or chapter.
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative corōnis corōnidēs
genitive corōnidis corōnidum
dative corōnidī corōnidibus
accusative corōnidem corōnidēs
ablative corōnide corōnidibus
vocative corōnis corōnidēs
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of corōna ‎(garland, wreath; crown).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

corōnīs

  1. dative plural of corōna
  2. ablative plural of corōna

References[edit]

  • coronis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.