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)

  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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Noun[edit]

ictus m (invariable)

  1. (pathology) ictus, stroke

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of īcō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Participle[edit]

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

  1. hit, struck
  2. stabbed, stung

Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

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 ictae ictō ictīs ictīs ictīs
Accusative ictum ictam ictum ictōs ictās icta
Ablative ictō ictā ictō ictīs ictīs 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.

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

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ictus m (plural ictus)

  1. (medicine) stroke, ictus