ensis

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See also: Ensis and -ensis

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *n̥sis. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄσις ‎(ásis, slime, mud), Sanskrit असित ‎(ásita, dark, black), असि ‎(asi, sword).

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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, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

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

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