isosceles

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See also: isósceles

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin īsoscelēs, from Ancient Greek ἰσοσκελής (isoskelḗs), from ἴσος (ísos, equal) + σκέλος (skélos, leg); another word of the same root is scalene.

Adjective[edit]

isosceles (not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Having at least two sides of equal length, used especially of an isosceles triangle or isosceles trapezoid.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἰσοσκελής (isoskelḗs)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īsoscelēs (neuter īsosceles or īsoscelēs); third declension

  1. (mathematics) isosceles

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative īsoscelēs īsosceles, īsoscelēs īsoscelēs īsoscelia
genitive īsoscelis īsoscelium
dative īsoscelī īsoscelibus
accusative īsoscelem īsosceles, īsoscelēs īsoscelēs īsoscelia
ablative īsoscelī īsoscelibus
vocative īsosceles, īsoscelēs īsoscelēs īsoscelia

Notes:

  • The Greek masculine and feminine nominative singular is ἰσοσκελής (isoskelḗs), while the masculine and feminine vocative singular and the neuter nominative, accusative and vocative singular are ἰσοσκελές (isoskelés). Maybe Latin preserved the short length of the epsilon (ε), or maybe it did not so that the declension became similar to Latin third declension adjectives of one ending (like felix).
  • This word is often used together with triangulum n and rarer with triangulus m.

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