punctum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin punctum

Noun[edit]

punctum (plural puncta)

  1. (anatomy) a sharp tip of any part of the anatomy; a point or other small area

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Neuter form of punctus, the perfect passive participle of pungō(puncture).

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Noun[edit]

pūnctum n (genitive pūnctī); second declension or punctum n (genitive punctī); second declension

  1. (also grammar, mathematics) point
  2. puncture
  3. moment
  4. small portion

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pūnctum pūncta
genitive pūnctī pūnctōrum
dative pūnctō pūnctīs
accusative pūnctum pūncta
ablative pūnctō pūnctīs
vocative pūnctum pūncta

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative punctum puncta
genitive punctī punctōrum
dative punctō punctīs
accusative punctum puncta
ablative punctō punctīs
vocative punctum puncta

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