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ancipital

an·cip·i·tal
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [an-sip-i-tl]
    • /ænˈsɪp ɪ tl/
    • /ˈansɪpˌɪtəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-sip-i-tl]
    • /ænˈsɪp ɪ tl/

Definitions of ancipital word

  • adjective ancipital flattened and having two edges 3
  • adjective ancipital two-edged, as the flat stems of certain grasses 3
  • adjective ancipital two-edged: ancipital stems. 1
  • noun ancipital (botany) Two-edged instead of round; said of certain flattened stems, such as those of blue grass, and rarely also of leaves. 1
  • adjective ancipital (botany) Two-edged instead of round; said of certain flattened stems, such as those of bluegrass, and rarely also of leaves. 0

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Origin of ancipital

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
1785-95; < Latin ancipit- (stem of anceps; an- (see ancile) + -cipit- combining form of caput head) + -al1

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Parts of speech for Ancipital

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ancipital popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ancipital usage trend in Literature

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