mediocris

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From medius and maybe ocris (rugged mountain), as if "halfway up".[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mediocris (neuter mediocre); third declension

  1. middling, moderate
  2. tolerable, ordinary, normal
  3. mediocre, indifferent

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative mediocris mediocre mediocrēs mediocria
genitive mediocris mediocrium
dative mediocrī mediocribus
accusative mediocrem mediocre mediocrēs, mediocrīs mediocria
ablative mediocrī mediocribus
vocative mediocris mediocre mediocrēs mediocria

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 21