forceps

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See also: fórceps

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin forceps.

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forceps (plural forceps or forcipes or forcepses)

  1. An instrument used in surgery or medical procedures for grasping and holding objects, similar to tongs or pincers. (With singular or plural concord.)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *formokaps through syncope. Surface etymology: from formus (warm) +‎ -ceps (taker).

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Noun[edit]

forceps m (genitive forcipis); third declension

  1. (pair of) tongs, pincers, forceps

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative forceps forcipēs
genitive forcipis forcipum
dative forcipī forcipibus
accusative forcipem forcipēs
ablative forcipe forcipibus
vocative forceps forcipēs

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References[edit]

  • forceps in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • forceps in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “forceps”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • forceps” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • forceps in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • forceps in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin