turris

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek τύρρις ‎(túrrhis), τύρσις ‎(túrsis), likely ultimately a Mediterranean substrate loan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

turris f ‎(genitive turris); third declension

  1. tower
  2. (Later Latin, chess) a rook

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative turris turrēs
genitive turris turrium
dative turrī turribus
accusative turrem
turrim
turrēs
turrīs
ablative turre
turrī
turribus
vocative turris turrēs

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Chess pieces in Latin · latrunculi, milites scaccorum (layout · text)
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pedes eques episcopus turris regina rex