typus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative typus typī
genitive typī typōrum
dative typō typīs
accusative typum typōs
ablative typō typīs
vocative type typī

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