descriptio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēscrībō +‎ -tiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēscrīptiō f (genitive dēscrīptiōnis); third declension

  1. description
  2. diagram, plan
  3. transcript, copy

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dēscrīptiō dēscrīptiōnēs
genitive dēscrīptiōnis dēscrīptiōnum
dative dēscrīptiōnī dēscrīptiōnibus
accusative dēscrīptiōnem dēscrīptiōnēs
ablative dēscrīptiōne dēscrīptiōnibus
vocative dēscrīptiō dēscrīptiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • descriptio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • descriptio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “descriptio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • descriptio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the division of the year (into months, etc.: anni descriptio
    • chronology: temporum ratio, descriptio, ordo
    • geography: terrarum or regionum descriptio (geographia)
    • the constitution: descriptio civitatis
    • a sound judicial system: aequa iuris descriptio (Off. 2. 4. 15)