polyspaston

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

polyspaston ‎(plural polyspastons)

  1. (historical) A hoisting-tackle with many pulleys.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύσπαστον ‎(polúspaston, compound pulley)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpo.lʏˌspas.ton/

Noun[edit]

polyspaston n ‎(genitive polyspastī); second declension

  1. A hoisting-tackle with many pulleys.
    • c. 15 BCE, Vitruvius, De architectura 10.5
      Hoc genus machinae polyspaston appellatur, quod multis orbiculorum circumitionibus et facilitatem summam praestat et celeritatem.
  2. accusative singular of polyspaston
  3. vocative singular of polyspaston

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative polyspaston polyspasta
genitive polyspastī polyspastōrum
dative polyspastō polyspastīs
accusative polyspaston polyspasta
ablative polyspastō polyspastīs
vocative polyspaston polyspasta

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