Desinent
Desinent Des"i*nent, a. [L. desinens, p. pr. of desinere, desitum, to leave off, cease; de- + sinere to let, allow.] Ending; forming an end; lowermost. [Obs.] ``Their desinent parts, fish.'' --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • desinent — nənt adjective Etymology: Latin desinent , desinens, present participle of desinere to leave off, cease, from de + sinere to leave more at site : terminal …   Useful english dictionary

  • desinent — des·i·nent …   English syllables

  • desinent(ial) —   a. terminal.    ♦ desinence, n. ending …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • desinence — desinent, desinential /des euh nen sheuhl/, adj. /des euh neuhns/, n. 1. a termination or ending, as the final line of a verse. 2. Gram. a termination, ending, or suffix of a word. [1590 1600; < F < ML desinentia, equiv. to L desinent (s. of… …   Universalium

  • indesinent — adjective Etymology: Late Latin indesinent , indesinens, from Latin in in (I) + desinent , desinens, present participle of desinere to leave off, cease more at desinent obsolete : unceasing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desition — De*si tion, n. [See {Desinent}.] An end or ending. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indesinent — In*des i*nent, a. [L. indesinens. See {In } not, and {Desinent}.] Not ceasing; perpetual. [Obs.] Baxter. {In*des i*nent*ly}, adv. [Obs.] Ray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indesinently — Indesinent In*des i*nent, a. [L. indesinens. See {In } not, and {Desinent}.] Not ceasing; perpetual. [Obs.] Baxter. {In*des i*nent*ly}, adv. [Obs.] Ray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • RYSVICUM i. e. RYSWYK — RYSVICUM, i. e. RYSWYK pagus celebris, et peramoenus Hollandiae, suburbanus Hagae Comitum, Potentissimi, Augustissimi, Felicissini, Serenissimi VILHELMI III. Magnae Britanniae Regis, Castro sumptuosissimo, magnificentissimo nobilitatus; in cuius… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • desinenţă — DESINÉNŢĂ, desinenţe, s.f. Element morfologic care, adăugat la tema unui cuvânt, exprimă în flexiunea nominală cazul, numărul (la adjectiv şi genul), iar în flexiunea verbală persoana, numărul (şi diateza). – Din fr. désinence. Trimis de RACAI,… …   Dicționar Român

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