triptote

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From Latin triptotum, from Ancient Greek τρίπτωτος (tríptōtos), from τρι- (tri-, three) +‎ πίπτω (píptō, to fall) +‎ -τος (-tos, verbal adjective–forming suffix), influenced by the verbal noun πτῶσις (ptôsis, inflection).

Noun[edit]

triptote (plural triptotes)

  1. (grammar) In grammar, a noun which has three cases.
    In Modern Standard Arabic, nouns belong to triptotes or diptotes, or can be indeclinable.

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