extenuatio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

extenuāt- (the perfect passive participial stem of extenuō) +‎ -iō

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

extenuātiō f (genitive extenuātiōnis); third declension

  1. (literally) a thinning or diminishing, rarefaction
  2. (figuratively, in rhetoric) a lessening, diminution, extenuation; as a rhetorical figure, translating the Ancient Greek μείωσις (meíōsis) or ἐλάττωσις (eláttōsis)

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative extenuātiō extenuātiōnēs
genitive extenuātiōnis extenuātiōnum
dative extenuātiōnī extenuātiōnibus
accusative extenuātiōnem extenuātiōnēs
ablative extenuātiōne extenuātiōnibus
vocative extenuātiō extenuātiōnēs

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