diabolus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin diabolus. Doublet of devil, diable, and diablo.

Noun[edit]

diabolus (plural diaboluses)

  1. (music) Synonym of tritone

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos, slanderer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /diˈa.bu.lus/, [d̪iˈäbʊɫ̪ʊs̠]
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  • (Late Latin) IPA(key): /ˈza.bu.lus/, [ˈd̪͡z̪äβʊɫ̪ʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /diˈa.bo.lus/, [d̪iˈɑːbɔlus]
  • (file)
  • Note: the three root vowels are phonemically short, but all are found lengthened in verse in order to fit the metre.[1]

Noun[edit]

diabolus m (genitive diabolī); second declension

  1. devil

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative diabolus diabolī
Genitive diabolī diabolōrum
Dative diabolō diabolīs
Accusative diabolum diabolōs
Ablative diabolō diabolīs
Vocative diabole diabolī

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Note: all are early borrowings from Medieval Church Latin. Some Slavic descendants here have been borrowed directly from Ancient Greek διάβολος (diábolos).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Christian Jacobsen and Peter Orth, “Materialien zu einem Lexikon der irregulären lateinischen Prosodie”, in www.mgh.de[1], 2020-06-14

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