pons asinorum

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pōns asinōrum m (genitive pontis asinōrum); third declension

  1. literally, "the Bridge of Asses": the geometric theorem (Euclid's fifth) that the two angles opposite the equal sides of an isosceles triangle are also equal
  2. a difficult early test that must be passed if further progress is to be made

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pōns asinōrum pontēs asinōrum
genitive pontis asinōrum pontium asinōrum
dative pontī asinōrum pontibus asinōrum
accusative pontem asinōrum pontēs asinōrum
ablative ponte asinōrum pontibus asinōrum
vocative pōns asinōrum pontēs asinōrum

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