terminus

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From Latin terminus (boundary, limit).

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terminus (plural termini or terminuses)

  1. The end or final point of something.
  2. The end point of a transportation system, or the town or city in which it is located.
  3. A boundary or border, or a post or stone marking such a boundary.

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terminus m (uncountable)

  1. terminus

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From Proto-Indo-European *térmn̥ (boundary), perhaps from *terh₂- (pass through). Cognate of Ancient Greek τέρμα (térma, a goal) and τέρμων (térmōn, a border); perhaps cognate of Sanskrit तरति (tar-, to overcome), Latin trāns (through, across, over) and intrō (I enter, I go into).

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terminus m (genitive terminī); second declension

  1. a boundary, limit, end

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative terminus terminī
genitive terminī terminōrum
dative terminō terminīs
accusative terminum terminōs
ablative terminō terminīs
vocative termine terminī

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  • terminus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • terminus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “terminus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • terminus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the empire reaches to the ends of the world: imperium orbis terrarum terminis definitur
    • to set bounds to a thing, limit it: terminis circumscribere aliquid
  • terminus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • terminus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray