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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] acies ‘edge, sharpness’.

Noun

Singular
acies

Plural
-

acies (-)
  1. (obsolete) The full attention of one's sight, hearing or other senses, as directed towards a particular object.
    • 1658: And therefore providence hath arched and paved the great house of the world, with colours of mediocrity, that is, blew and green, above and below the sight, moderately terminating the acies of the eye. — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 204)

Latin

Etymology

From the Proto-Indo-European *ak-yā-, ultimately from ak- (sharp, pointed). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek point.

The Proto-Germanic *agjō came from the Indo-European roots as well; and from there came the Old Frisian egg, Old Saxon eggia (Dutch egge); Old English ecg (English edge); Old High German egga (German Ecke); Old Norse egg (Icelandic egg, Swedish egg).

Pronunciation

Noun

aciēs (genitive aciēī); f, fifth declension

  1. line of battle

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative aciēs aciēs
genitive aciēī aciērum
dative aciēī aciēbus
accusative aciem aciēs
ablative aciē aciēbus
vocative aciēs aciēs

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