plural diptotes
or diptota
: a noun or adjective with only two cases

Word History


Late Latin diptoton noun with only two cases, from Greek diptōton, neuter of diptōtos having one form for two cases, from di- + -ptōtos (from piptein to fall, influenced in meaning by Greek ptōsis case)

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“Diptote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diptote. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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