fastigium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fastigium.

Noun[edit]

fastigium (plural fastigia)

  1. An apex or summit; culmination.
  2. (architecture) A pediment or gable end.
  3. (pathology) The most intense phase of a disease, especially a fever.
    • 1871, C[arl Reinhold] A[ugust] Wunderlich; W. Bathurst Woodman, transl., “Fundamental Principles”, in On the Temperature in Diseases: A Manual of Medical Thermometry. [...] Translated from the Second German Edition (New Sydenham Society Publications; XLIX), London: The New Sydenham Society, OCLC 456469091, § 32, page 14:
      [W]e find that the duration and succession of the febrile phenomena constitute five principal groups. [] 2. Fevers which are essentially continuous in their course (continued fevers), which exhibit but slight daily differences of temperature during their fastigium or acme, and defervesce rapidly (by crisis).

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *farstiagiom, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérstis, from *bʰers- (tip). Compare Middle Irish brostaim (I goad, spur), English bristle, Polish barszcz (hogweed).

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Noun[edit]

fastīgium n (genitive fastīgiī); second declension

  1. peak, summit, top
  2. slope, declivity, descent
  3. gable
  4. sharp point

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fastīgium fastīgia
Genitive fastīgiī fastīgiōrum
Dative fastīgiō fastīgiīs
Accusative fastīgium fastīgia
Ablative fastīgiō fastīgiīs
Vocative fastīgium fastīgia

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