structura

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See also: structură

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

structura

  1. third-person singular past historic of structurer

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

structura (plural structuras)

  1. structure

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From struō (to build) +‎ -tūra (concrete action noun suffix).

Noun[edit]

strūctūra f (genitive strūctūrae); first declension

  1. (abstract) the practice or process of building, construction
  2. (also grammar) the method, form, structure or arrangement of anything
    • c. 15 BCE, Vitruvius, De architectura 2.8.1:
      strūctūrārum genera sunt haec: rēticulātum, quō nunc omnēs ūtuntur, et antīquum, quod incertum dīcitur
      the construction techniques are as follows: the diamond-shaped ("reticulated") type, which is what everyone uses nowadays, and the old type, which is called "irregular"
    • 106 BCE – 43 BCE, Cicero, De Optimo Genere Oratorum 5.4:
      (ēloquentia) [] sed et verbōrum est strūctura quaedam
      but it (eloquence) is also a kind of building technique
    • c. 4 BCE – 65 CE, Seneca the Younger, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium 89.9:
      propriētātēs verbōrum exigit et strūctūram et argūmentātiōnēs
      it (rational philosophy) works out the proper meanings of words, their arrangement and their rhetorical force
  3. (concrete, construction) masonry, brickwork; cement (the result of application of a certain construction technique)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative strūctūra strūctūrae
Genitive strūctūrae strūctūrārum
Dative strūctūrae strūctūrīs
Accusative strūctūram strūctūrās
Ablative strūctūrā strūctūrīs
Vocative strūctūra strūctūrae

Descendants[edit]

Appears to have left no inherited descendants.

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • structura”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • structura”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • structura in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the structure of the sentence: compositio, structura verborum
    • the construction: constructio, structura verborum, forma dicendi

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French structurer.

Verb[edit]

a structura (third-person singular present structurează, past participle structurat) 1st conj.

  1. to structure

Conjugation[edit]