stipes

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English[edit]

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 *stīpos . 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. (figurative) blockhead, lunkhead, idiot, fool

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Number 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 & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.