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Webster 1913 Edition


Desinent

Des′i-nent

,
Adj.
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Desinent

DESINENT

,
Adj.
Ending; extreme; lower-most.

Definition 2022


desinent

desinent

English

Adjective

desinent (comparative more desinent, superlative most desinent)

  1. (obsolete) Ending; forming an end; lowermost.
    • Ben Jonson
      In front of this sea were placed six tritons, in moving and sprightly actions, their upper parts human, save that their hairs were blue, as partaking of the sea-colour: their desinent parts fish, mounted above their heads, and all varied in disposition.


Latin

Verb

dēsinent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dēsinō