molossus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin molossus, from Ancient Greek μολοσσός (molossós), properly "belonging to the Molossians", a people in the eastern part of Epirus.

Noun[edit]

molossus (plural molossuses or molossi)

  1. (poetry) A metrical foot of three long syllables.

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Etymology[edit]

From μολοσσός (molossós).

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Noun[edit]

molossus m (genitive molossi); second declension

  1. A molosser dog
  2. (poetry) A metrical foot ( - - - )

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative molossus molossī
genitive molossī molossōrum
dative molossō molossīs
accusative molossum molossōs
ablative molossō molossīs
vocative molosse molossī

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