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 i-stem, alternative accusative singular in -im, ablative singular in -ī, and accusative plural in -īs.

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • turris” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • New Latin Grammar, Allen and Greenough, 1902.