hiatus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hiātus (opening) (mid-16th century), from hiō (stand open, yawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /haɪˈeɪtəs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪtəs

Noun[edit]

hiatus (plural hiatus or hiatuses)

  1. A gap in a series, making it incomplete.
  2. An interruption, break or pause.
  3. An unexpected break from work.
    Twenty one pilots’ hiatus seems like it‘s never going to end.
  4. (geology) A gap in geological strata.
  5. (anatomy) An opening in an organ.
    Hiatus aorticus is an opening in the diaphragm through which aorta and thoracic duct pass.
  6. (linguistics) A syllable break between two vowels, without an intervening consonant. (Compare diphthong.)
    Words like reality and naïve contain vowels in hiatus.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhiɑtus/, [ˈhiɑt̪us̠]

Noun[edit]

hiatus

  1. (linguistics) A hiatus (syllable break between two vowels).
  2. (anatomy) A hiatus (opening in an organ).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of hiatus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative hiatus hiatukset
genitive hiatuksen hiatusten
hiatuksien
partitive hiatusta hiatuksia
illative hiatukseen hiatuksiin
singular plural
nominative hiatus hiatukset
accusative nom. hiatus hiatukset
gen. hiatuksen
genitive hiatuksen hiatusten
hiatuksien
partitive hiatusta hiatuksia
inessive hiatuksessa hiatuksissa
elative hiatuksesta hiatuksista
illative hiatukseen hiatuksiin
adessive hiatuksella hiatuksilla
ablative hiatukselta hiatuksilta
allative hiatukselle hiatuksille
essive hiatuksena hiatuksina
translative hiatukseksi hiatuksiksi
instructive hiatuksin
abessive hiatuksetta hiatuksitta
comitative hiatuksineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin hiātus (opening), from hiō (stand open).

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Noun[edit]

hiatus m (plural hiatus)

  1. A hiatus, gap
  2. A hiatus, in the linguistic sense

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hiō +‎ -tus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hiātus m (genitive hiātūs); fourth declension

  1. A hiatus, opening, gap, aperture, cleft

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative hiātus hiātūs
genitive hiātūs hiātuum
dative hiātuī hiātibus
accusative hiātum hiātūs
ablative hiātū hiātibus
vocative hiātus hiātūs

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

hiatus m (plural hiatus)

  1. Alternative form of hiato