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Webster 1913 Edition


Stirps


Stirps

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Noun.
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pl.
Stirpes
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[L., stem, stock.]
1.
(Law)
Stock; race; family.
Blackstone.
2.
(Bot.)
A race, or a fixed and permanent variety.

Definition 2022


stirps

stirps

English

Noun

stirps (plural stirpes)

  1. A branch of a family.
  2. A progenitor of a branch of a family.
  3. (zoology, botany) A superfamily of animals or plants.
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Etymology 2

Noun

stirps

  1. plural of stirp

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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *sterg- (rigid, stiff). Cognate with Old English stearc (English stark) and Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós, solid).

Noun

stirps f (genitive stirpis); third declension

  1. rootstock; the lowest part of the trunk of a plant, including the roots.
  2. a plant, shrub, shoot, sprout
  3. (of people) lineage, race, family, stock
  4. scion, offspring, progeny
  5. source, origin, cause

Inflection

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative stirps stirpēs
genitive stirpis stirpium
dative stirpī stirpibus
accusative stirpem stirpēs
ablative stirpe stirpibus
vocative stirps stirpēs

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