encaustum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἔγκαυστον (énkauston), from ἐν- (en-, in) + καυστός (kaustós, burnt), from καίω (kaíō, I burn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

encaustum n (genitive encaustī); second declension

  1. the purple-red ink used by the later Roman emperors

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative encaustum encausta
Genitive encaustī encaustōrum
Dative encaustō encaustīs
Accusative encaustum encausta
Ablative encaustō encaustīs
Vocative encaustum encausta

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Corsican: inchjostru
  • Dalmatian: inghiastro
  • Dutch: inkt
  • Old French: enque

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