gradus

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See also: Gradus and grádus

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Gradus ad Parnassum (Latin, literally, a step to Parnassus), a 17th century prosody dictionary long used in British schools.

Noun[edit]

gradus (plural graduses)

  1. A handbook used as an aid in a difficult art or practice, specifically, a dictionary of Greek or Latin prosody used as a guide in writing of poetry in Greek or Latin.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʰredʰ- (to walk, go).

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Noun[edit]

gradus m (genitive gradūs); fourth declension

  1. a step, pace
  2. a stage, degree
  3. (by extension) a position, station, ground
  4. firm position, stand
  5. a step, stair, round of a ladder
  6. a braid of hair
  7. (mathematics) degree

Inflection[edit]

Archaic form of genitive singular is graduis. Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative gradus gradūs
genitive gradūs graduum
dative graduī gradibus
accusative gradum gradūs
ablative gradū gradibus
vocative gradus gradūs

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References[edit]

  • gradus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879