stipes

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

Noun[edit]

stipes (plural stipites)

  1. The vertical beam of a cross used for crucifixion.
  2. The basal segment of the maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *steypos. Cognate with Ancient Greek στέφω (stéphō), English stiff.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

stīpes m (genitive stīpitis); third declension

  1. post, tree trunk
  2. stake
  3. (figuratively) blockhead, lunkhead, idiot, fool

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative stīpes stīpitēs
genitive stīpitis stīpitum
dative stīpitī stīpitibus
accusative stīpitem stīpitēs
ablative stīpite stīpitibus
vocative stīpes stīpitēs

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References[edit]

  • stipes in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • stipes in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “stipes”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • stipes” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • stipes in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers