syllabus

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin syllabus (list), which arose as a misprint, its accusative plural syllabos appearing in place of sittybas in a 1470s edition of Cicero's “Ad Atticum” IV.5 and 8.[1] The corrupt form was influenced by the stem of Ancient Greek συλλαμβάνω (sullambánō, put together), the source of σῠλλᾰβή (sullabḗ, syllable); the true etymon is σιττύβα (sittúba, parchment label, table of contents) of unknown origin.[2]

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Noun[edit]

syllabus (plural syllabi or syllabuses)

  1. A summary of topics which will be covered during an academic course, or a text or lecture.
  2. (law) The headnote of a reported case; the brief statement of the points of law determined prefixed to a reported case.

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

syllabus m (genitive syllabī); second declension

  1. list, register, syllabus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative syllabus syllabī
Genitive syllabī syllabōrum
Dative syllabō syllabīs
Accusative syllabum syllabōs
Ablative syllabō syllabīs
Vocative syllabe syllabī

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