ictus

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See also: ictūs

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ictus (a blow), from īco (I hit, strike, or smite”; “I stab or sting).

Pronunciation[edit]

singular
plural

Noun[edit]

ictus (plural ictus or ictuses or ictusses)

  1. The pulse.
  2. (medicine) A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
  3. (prosody) The stress of voice laid upon an accented syllable of a word. Compare arsis.
  4. (music) In conducting, the indication of a musical event, most often the beat of the tempo or the entry of a section of the orchestra.

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Rarely, the Latinate plural ictūs is found.

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ictus m (invariable)

  1. (pathology) ictus, stroke
    Synonyms: infarto cerebrale, (familiar) colpo

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of īcō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

ictus (feminine icta, neuter ictum); first/second-declension participle

  1. hit, struck, blow
  2. stabbed, stung

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ictus icta ictum ictī ictae icta
Genitive ictī ictae ictī ictōrum ictārum ictōrum
Dative ictō ictō ictīs
Accusative ictum ictam ictum ictōs ictās icta
Ablative ictō ictā ictō ictīs
Vocative icte icta ictum ictī ictae icta

Noun[edit]

ictus m (genitive ictūs); fourth declension

  1. a blow, stroke, stab, thrust, bite, sting
    1. a striking, playing on the lyre
    2. the stroke of a wing
    3. a stroke of lightning, lightning
  2. (prosody, music) a beating time, a beat
  3. a beat of the pulse
  4. an attack, shot

Declension[edit]

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ictus ictūs
Genitive ictūs ictuum
Dative ictuī ictibus
Accusative ictum ictūs
Ablative ictū ictibus
Vocative ictus ictūs

Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: eito, ictus
  • English: ictal
  • Portuguese: eito, icto

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  • ictus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ictus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ictus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ictus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • struck by lightning: fulmine ictus

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ictus m (plural ictus)

  1. (medicine) stroke, ictus