Diptote Dip"tote, n. [Gr. ?; di- = di`s- twice + ? falling, fr. ? to fall: cf. F. diptote.] (Gram.) A noun which has only two cases. --Andrews. [1913 Webster]

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  • diptote — dip·tote …   English syllables

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  • Nunation — In some Semitic languages, notably Arabic, nunation (Arabic: تنوين‎ tanwīn) is the addition of a final nun to a noun or adjective to indicate that it is fully declinable and syntactically unmarked for definiteness. Symbol ـٌ ‎ …   Wikipedia

  • triptote — ˈtripˌtōt noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin triptoton, from Late Greek triptōton, neuter of triptōtos having only three cases, from Greek tri three + ptōtos (from piptein to fall, influenced in meaning by Greek ptōsis case, fall) more at tri ,… …   Useful english dictionary

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