phrasis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φράσις (phrásis, manner of expression).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

phrasis f (genitive phrasis or phraseōs or phrasios); third declension

  1. diction

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, i-stem, i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative phrasis phrasēs
phraseis
Genitive phrasis
phraseōs
phrasios
phrasium
Dative phrasī phrasibus
Accusative phrasim
phrasin
phrasem1
phrasēs
phrasīs
Ablative phrasī
phrase1
phrasibus
Vocative phrasis
phrasi
phrasēs
phraseis

1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.

Note: the accusative forms phrasim and phrasem and the genitive form phraseos are postclassical.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: phrase
  • French: phrase
  • Italian: frase
  • Portuguese: frase
  • Romanian: frază
  • Spanish: frase

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