Monoptote Mon"op*tote, n. [L. monoptotum, Gr. mono`ptwtos; mo`nos single + ? apt to fall, fallen, fr. ? to fall; cf. ? case.] (Gram.) 1. A noun having only one case. --Andrews. [1913 Webster]

2. A noun having only one ending for the oblique cases. [1913 Webster]

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  • monoptote — /monˈop tōt/ noun A word with only one case form ORIGIN: Gr monoptōtos, from monos single, alone, and ptōtos fallen; cf ptōsis case (see ↑case2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • monoptote — (mo no pto t ) s. m. Terme de grammaire grecque ou latine. Mot qui n a qu une seule finale pour tous ses cas, comme le latin cornu au singulier. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Mono..., et terme grec signifiant qui tombe, qui a une finale …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • monoptote —   n. noun (or adjective) occurring in a single oblique case.    ♦ monoptotic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • monoptoto — pl.m. monoptoti sing.f. monoptota pl.f. monoptote …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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