missile

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English[edit]

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A selection of missiles (military)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin missilis (that may be thrown), neuter missile (a weapon to be thrown, a javelin), in plural missilia (presents thrown among the people by the emperors), from mittere (to send). From 1611. Compare Middle French missile (projectile), from 1636.

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missile (plural missiles)

  1. Any object used as a weapon by being thrown or fired through the air, such as stone, arrow or bullet. [from 17th c.]
    The Rhodians, who used leaden bullets, were able to project their missiles twice as far as the Persian slingers, who used large stones.
  2. (military) A self-propelled projectile whose trajectory can be adjusted after it is launched. [from 20th c.]
    That missile is explosive enough to kill hundreds.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Latin missilis (that may be thrown) (as in English).

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missile m (plural missiles)

  1. missile

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Italian[edit]

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missile m (plural missili)

  1. missile

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missile (plural missili)

  1. (relational) missile

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From missilis.

Noun[edit]

missile n (genitive missilis); third declension

  1. a thrown weapon, such as a javelin
  2. (plural) presents from the Emperor thrown to the people
  3. (New Latin) a missile (self-propelled projectile)
    • 2018, Tuomo Pekkanen, Foederatio occidentalis Syriam missilibus percussit [1], Nuntii Latini 20.4.2018:
      USA, Britannia, Francia mane Sabbati plus centum missilia in tres metas Syriacas miserunt, in quibus arma chemica conficiebantur et tractabantur.
      The US, UK, and France Saturday morning fired over a hundred missiles at three Syrian sites in which chemical weapons were being built and stored.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative missile missilia
Genitive missilis missilium
Dative missilī missilibus
Accusative missile missilia
Ablative missilī missilibus
Vocative missile missilia

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missile

  1. nominative neuter singular of missilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of missilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of missilis

References[edit]

  • missilis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • missilis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • missile in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette