dimidiatio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dīmidiō (I halve, stem with thematic vowel: dīmidiā-) +‎ -tiō (suffix forming verbal nouns)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /diː.mi.diˈaː.ti.oː/, [diː.mɪ.dɪˈaː.ti.oː]

Noun[edit]

dīmidiātiō f (genitive dīmidiātiōnis); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) a halving, a dividing into halves
    Unde hæc dimidiatio salutis.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (Medieval Latin, heraldry) a dimidiation (marshalling of two coats of arms from the dexter half of one coat and the sinister half of the other)

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dīmidiātiō dīmidiātiōnēs
genitive dīmidiātiōnis dīmidiātiōnum
dative dīmidiātiōnī dīmidiātiōnibus
accusative dīmidiātiōnem dīmidiātiōnēs
ablative dīmidiātiōne dīmidiātiōnibus
vocative dīmidiātiō dīmidiātiōnēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • dīmĭdĭātĭo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “dimidiatio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • dīmĭdĭātĭo” on pages 529–530 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “dimidiatio”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 333