turris

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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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References[edit]

  • turris in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • turris in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • turris in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • turris in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to build a tower: turrim excitare, erigere, facere
    • to raise towers: turres instituere, exstruere
  • turris in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • turris in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • turris in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • New Latin Grammar, Allen and Greenough, 1902.

See also[edit]

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