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Coined in the 20th century from Ancient Greek ἅμαξα (hámaxa, waggon) + στίχος (stíkhos, a row or file (of soldiers)”, “a line (of poetry)).



hamaxostichus m (genitive hamaxostichī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) a train
    • 1994, Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, Latinitas[1], page 318:
      Die II mensis Novembris ad oppidum Duranka, haud procul ab urbe Lycopoli ( Asyut vel Assiut) in Superiore Aegypto positum, hamaxostichus, benzini exceptoria vehens, exorbitavit, quod via ferrata, magnis pluviis mollita, consederat.
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    • 1996, George Capellanus with Peter Needham, Latin Can Be Fun[2], →ISBN, page 83:
      nonne hamaxostichus Birminghamiensis advenit?
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 1999, Michael Bond, Ursus nomine Paddington [A Bear by the Name of Paddington]‎[3], page 83:
      dum loquitur ululatu machinae vectoriae iuxta crepidinem instructae sublato hamaxostichus movebatur.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hamaxostichus hamaxostichī
Genitive hamaxostichī hamaxostichōrum
Dative hamaxostichō hamaxostichīs
Accusative hamaxostichum hamaxostichōs
Ablative hamaxostichō hamaxostichīs
Vocative hamaxostiche hamaxostichī