pyramis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pȳramis, from Ancient Greek πυραμίς (puramís).

Noun[edit]

pyramis (plural pyramides)

  1. (obsolete) A pyramid.
    • 1636, Peter Ramus, Peter Bedwell, transl., The Way To Geometry: [Being Necessary and Usefull for Astronomers, Enginees, Geographers,. Architects, Land-meaters, Carpenters, Sea-men & Etc.][1], pages 277-278:
      And from hence also shall be the geodesy of the Icosaedrum. For the finding out of the heighth of the pyramis, there is the semidiagony of the side of the decangle and the halfe ray of the circle: But the side of the decangle is a right line subtending the halfe periphery of the side of the quinquangle, or else the greater segment of the ray proportionally cut.
    • 1838, Alexander Crawford Lindsay Crawford, Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land[2], volume 1, page 95:
      For as a Pyramis, beginning at a point, by little and little dilateth into all parts []

Latin[edit]

pȳramidēs Aegyptōrum (pyramids of Egypt)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πυραμίς (puramís).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pȳramis f (genitive pȳramidis or pȳramidos); third declension

  1. a pyramid

Declension[edit]

Third declension.
Case Singular Plural
Nominative pȳramis pȳramidēs
Genitive pȳramidis pȳramidum
Dative pȳramidī pȳramidibus
Accusative pȳramidem pȳramidēs
Ablative pȳramide pȳramidibus
Vocative pȳramis pȳramidēs
Third declension, Greek type.
Case Singular Plural
Nominative pȳramis pȳramides
Genitive pȳramidos pȳramidum
Dative pȳramidī pȳramidibus
Accusative pȳramida pȳramidas
Ablative pȳramide pȳramidibus
Vocative pȳramis pȳramides

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