punctum delens

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin.

Noun[edit]

punctum delens (plural puncta delentia)

  1. (orthography) A dot placed above a letter to indicate that it is a copying error and should be ignored.
  2. (orthography) A dot placed above a consonant in Irish, when it is written in Gaelic script, to indicate that the consonant is lenited.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pūnctum (point, dot) + dēlēns, present active participle of dēleō (delete).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pūnctum dēlēns n (genitive pūnctī dēlentis); second declension

  1. (orthography) a punctum delens; mark made to indicate that a written character is an error to be ignored.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter) with a third-declension adjective.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūnctum dēlēns pūncta dēlentia
Genitive pūnctī dēlentis pūnctōrum dēlentium
Dative pūnctō dēlentī pūnctīs dēlentibus
Accusative pūnctum dēlēns pūncta dēlentia
Ablative pūnctō dēlentī pūnctīs dēlentibus
Vocative pūnctum dēlēns pūncta dēlentia

Descendants[edit]

  • English: punctum delens