punctum temporis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

punctum temporis n (genitive punctī temporis); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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

Usage notes[edit]

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