sesquipedalis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from sēsqui (one-and-one-half times) + pedālis (measuring a foot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sēsquipedālis (neuter sēsquipedāle); third declension

  1. A foot and a half, half a yard (attributive or long)
  2. Excessively long (of speeches)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative sēsquipedālis sēsquipedāle sēsquipedālēs sēsquipedālia
genitive sēsquipedālis sēsquipedālium
dative sēsquipedālī sēsquipedālibus
accusative sēsquipedālem sēsquipedāle sēsquipedālēs sēsquipedālia
ablative sēsquipedālī sēsquipedālibus
vocative sēsquipedālis sēsquipedāle sēsquipedālēs sēsquipedālia

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