fastigium

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English[edit]

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-Indo-European *bʰr̥stís. Compare Middle Irish brostaim ‎(I goad, spur), English bristle, Polish barszcz ‎(hogweed).

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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