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Dictatrix

Dic-ta′trix

,
Noun.
[L.]
A dictatress.

Definition 2022


dictatrix

dictatrix

English

Noun

dictatrix (plural dictatrices)

  1. (archaic) A female dictator.


Latin

Etymology

From dictātor (chief magistrate), from dictō (dictate, prescribe), from dīcō (say, speak).

Pronunciation

Noun

dictātrīx f (genitive dictātrīcis); third declension

  1. (humorous) woman in charge
    • c.205-184 BCE, Titus Maccius Plautus Persa, act v, scene 1
      Do hanc tibi florentem florenti: tu
      hic eris dictatrix nobis.

Inflection

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dictātrīx dictātrīcēs
genitive dictātrīcis dictātrīcum
dative dictātrīcī dictātrīcibus
accusative dictātrīcem dictātrīcēs
ablative dictātrīce dictātrīcibus
vocative dictātrīx dictātrīcēs

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