decemvir

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From Latin decemvirī, from decem(ten) +‎ virī(men).

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decemvir ‎(plural decemvirs or decemviri)

  1. (historical) Any of two groups of 10 men selected in 451 and 450 B.C. to wield complete power over Rome and establish the laws of the Twelve Tables.
  2. Any member of a decemvirate, a council or ruling body of 10 people, as the Venetian Council of Ten.

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decemvir m ‎(genitive decemviri); second declension

  1. decemvir

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Second declension, nominative singular in -r.

Case Singular Plural
nominative decemvir decemvirī
genitive decemvirī decemvirōrum
dative decemvirō decemvirīs
accusative decemvirum decemvirōs
ablative decemvirō decemvirīs
vocative decemvir1 decemvirī

1May also be decemvire.

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