ensis

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See also: -ensis

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *n̥sis, cognate with Sanskrit असि (asi, sword).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēnsis m (genitive ēnsis); third declension

  1. sword
    Ensem lateri accommodare.
    To adjust his sword by his side.
    Petere aliquem ense.
    To attack someone with a sword.
  2. (figuratively) war
    lateque vagatur ensis
  3. (figuratively) defender
    Marcello Romanorum ensi
  4. (figuratively) royal sway
  5. The constellation Orion.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem, alternative ablative singular in .

Number Singular Plural
nominative ēnsis ēnsēs
genitive ēnsis ēnsium
dative ēnsī ēnsibus
accusative ēnsem ēnsīs
ēnsēs
ablative ēnsī
ēnse
ēnsibus
vocative ēnsis ēnsēs

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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