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Etymology 1[edit]

Perfect passive participle of pungō (I prick, puncture, punch).

Alternative forms[edit]


pūnctus (feminine pūncta, neuter pūnctum, adverb pūnctim); first/second-declension participle

  1. pricked, punctured, pierced, having been pricked.
  2. marked with points; stippled.
  3. stung, bitten, pinched, having been affected sensibly.
  4. vexed, annoyed, grieved, troubled, disturbed, having been vexed or annoyed.

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative pūnctus pūncta pūnctum pūnctī pūnctae pūncta
Genitive pūnctī pūnctae pūnctī pūnctōrum pūnctārum pūnctōrum
Dative pūnctō pūnctō pūnctīs
Accusative pūnctum pūnctam pūnctum pūnctōs pūnctās pūncta
Ablative pūnctō pūnctā pūnctō pūnctīs
Vocative pūncte pūncta pūnctum pūnctī pūnctae pūncta
Derived terms[edit]
  • Asturian: puntu
  • Catalan: punt, punta
  • English: point
  • French: point, pointe
  • Friulian: pont, ponte
  • German: Punkt, bunt (possibly)


pūnctus m (genitive pūnctī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin, New Latin; also mathematics) point

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūnctus pūnctī
Genitive pūnctī pūnctōrum
Dative pūnctō pūnctīs
Accusative pūnctum pūnctōs
Ablative pūnctō pūnctīs
Vocative pūncte pūnctī

Etymology 2[edit]

From pungō +‎ -tus.


pūnctus m (genitive pūnctūs); fourth declension

  1. a pricking, stinging, puncture
  2. (dubious) a point
    • Plinius, Historia Naturalis, liber secundus [2], caput LXVIII [68]. In: Caii Plinii Secundi historiae naturalis libri XXXVII. quos interpretatione et notis illustravit Joannes Harduinus. Editio nova emendatior & auctior. Tomus primus, Paris, 1741, p. 107:
      Hae tot portiones terrae, immo vero, ut plures tradidere, 15mundi punctus: ( neque enim aliud est terra in universo: )
      Notae. [...] 15. Mundi punctus.] Acutum illud est Senecae dictum, lib. I. Natur. quaest. in prooem. pag. 831. Hoc est illud punctum, quod inter tot gentes ferro & igni dividitur. O quam ridiculi sunt mortalium termini, &c.
Usage notes[edit]
  • (point): In older editions of Plinius' work mundi punctus (with punctus as a 4th declension substantive) appears, while in younger editions it is mundi puncto (with punctum or punctus as 2nd declension substantive), compare Citations:puncto.

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūnctus pūnctūs
Genitive pūnctūs pūnctuum
Dative pūnctuī pūnctibus
Accusative pūnctum pūnctūs
Ablative pūnctū pūnctibus
Vocative pūnctus pūnctūs

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