incipit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin incipit (it begins).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnsɪpɪt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

incipit (plural incipits)

  1. The first few words of a text, especially its first line.
  2. (music) The first few bars of a piece of music.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

incipit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of incipiō