decima

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See also: Decima and dècima

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin decima ‎(a tenth), now particularly via Italian decima.

Noun[edit]

decima ‎(plural decimas)

  1. (generally obsolete) A tenth, particularly
    1. A tithe or tax of one-tenth (now usually in historical Italian contexts).
      • 1988, Renaissance Studies, Vol. 2, p. 195
        He brandished his title as apostolic commissioner in court, and as supervisor of the papal decima in Tuscany.
    2. (obsolete, music) A tenth: a note nine degrees of the scale above or below a given note (and thus ten degrees separate counting inclusively) or the interval between such notes.
    3. (music) An organ stop a tenth above the normal 8-foot pitch.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish décima, from Latin decima ‎(a tenth)

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Noun[edit]

decima ‎(plural decimas)

  1. (poetry) A 10-line verse or stanza, (chiefly) in the form of a song comprising an introductory verse followed by four such divisions.
    • 2008 December 4, New York Times, C8:
      His album... dealt with the song form of Puerto Rican back-country troubadours, and it had a preoccupation with... the décima, a 10-line stanza with specific rhyme schemes.

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

decima ‎(plural decimas)

  1. dime
  2. tithe

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

decima f ‎(plural decime)

  1. tithe
  2. feminine equivalent of decimo

Adjective[edit]

decima

  1. feminine singular of decimo

Verb[edit]

decima

  1. third-person singular present of decimare
  2. second-person singular imperative of decimare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For decima pars, from decimus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

decimā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of decimō

Noun[edit]

decima f ‎(genitive decimae); first declension

  1. tithe
  2. tenth part
  3. tenth hour

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative decima decimae
genitive decimae decimārum
dative decimae decimīs
accusative decimam decimās
ablative decimā decimīs
vocative decima decimae

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References[edit]

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