postscriptum

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin postscriptum, from post (after, behind) +‎ scrīptum (text, something written).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

postscriptum (plural postscripta)

  1. (rare) A thing that has been written afterwards; something appended in writing.
    • 1827, M. Corbett, The odd volume, containing a letter purporting to be from King James VI of Scotland to Sandie Fotheringhame, Laird o'Powrie, signed: James, R.
      Postscriptum. — Scotland for ever! The Dane’s beneath the table, and Rab’s on the tap o’t, blawing like the deevil.
    • 1900, Honoré de Balzac, Anatole Cerfberr, La Comédie Humaine: Now for the First Time Completely Translated Into English
      This confidence so daintily tossed to the baron, in the fashion of a postscriptum, was evidently the compensation for five thousand francs.
    • 2004, L. G. Aslamazov, A. A. Varlamov, The Wonders Of Physics
      Postscriptum for taxpayers: After having started with the high-temperature thriller we turned to applications of conventional superconductors.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to indicate a footnote at the end of a letter. Generally abbreviated PS or similar (ps, p.s., etc).
  • Addenda following an initial post script are often abbreviated PPS or similar (p.p.s, P.P.S, etc), indicating "post post scriptum".

Translations[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin postscriptum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpɔstˈskrɪp.tʏm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

postscriptum n (plural postscriptums or postscripta, diminutive postscriptumpje n)

  1. post scriptum

Usage notes[edit]

Usually abbreviated as P.S..


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin post scriptum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

postscriptum m (plural postscriptums)

  1. Alternative form of post-scriptum

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin post scriptum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /postˈskrip.tum/
  • Rhymes: -iptum
  • Hyphenation: post‧scrìp‧tum

Noun[edit]

postscriptum m (invariable)

  1. postscript, post scriptum
    Synonym: poscritto

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

postscrīptum

  1. accusative supine of postscrībō

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin postscrīptum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɔstˈskrip.tum/
  • Rhymes: -iptum
  • Syllabification: post‧scrip‧tum

Noun[edit]

postscriptum n (abbreviation PS)

  1. (library science, literary) postscriptum (annotation at the end of a letter or article used to inform the reader of something loosely related or unrelated to the subject of the letter or article)
  2. (library science, literary) postscriptum (series of additional pieces of information given at the end of a programme, speech, or book, or in the form of a separate text, to clarify, supplement, or summarize an earlier message)

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Further reading[edit]

  • postscriptum in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • postscriptum in Polish dictionaries at PWN