decanus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From decem (ten)

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /deˈkaː.nus/, [dɛˈkaː.nʊs]

Noun[edit]

decānus m (genitive decānī); second declension

(Late Latin)

  1. chief of ten people (in various contexts)
  2. dean

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative decānus decānī
genitive decānī decānōrum
dative decānō decānīs
accusative decānum decānōs
ablative decānō decānīs
vocative decāne decānī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • decanus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “decanus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • decanus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • decanus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • decanus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • decanus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin