punctum temporis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pūnctum + temporis (genitive of tempus); literally "point of time"

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpuːnk.tum ˈtem.po.ris/, [ˈpuːŋk.tũ ˈtɛm.pɔ.rɪs]

Noun[edit]

pūnctum tempus n ‎(genitive pūncti temporis); second declension

  1. second (unit of time)
  2. instant, moment

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term appears in later Latin, after the establishment of measured time.