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See also: Typus



Latin typus



typus m

  1. Archaic form of typ.

Further reading[edit]

  • typus in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • typus in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989


Alternative forms[edit]


From Ancient Greek τῠ́πος (túpos, mark”, “impression”, “type), from τῠ́πτω (túptō, I strike, beat).



typus m (genitive typī); second declension

  1. figure, image
    1. bas-relief
    2. (surveying) ground-plan
    3. (Medieval Latin) a mystical figure or symbol, a prefiguration or portent
  2. type, form, sort, kind
  3. (medicine) form, type, or character of a fever
    1. (Medieval Latin) a periodic fever
  4. (New Latin, numismatics) a coin die
  5. (New Latin) a printing form or font die
    1. (singular only, collectively) literature, printed material, books
    2. (plural only, as typī, typōrum) a printing house, a printery
      Typis Archicœnobii Montis Casini [1]
      from the Printing House of the Archabbey of Monte Cassino
  6. (New Latin, taxonomy, zoology) When it is the specific epithet of a binomial name, indicates it is the type species.


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative typus typī
Genitive typī typōrum
Dative typō typīs
Accusative typum typōs
Ablative typō typīs
Vocative type typī



  • Catalan: tipus
  • English: type
  • French: type
    • Polish: typ
    • Romanian: tip


  • typus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • typus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • typus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ty̆pus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 1,618/3
  • typus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 13.08.04) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • type in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • typus (typos)” on page 1,998/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “1. typus”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1,028/2