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.

Latin[edit]

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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