dip·​tote | \ ˈdipˌtōt \
plural diptotes\ -​ōts \ or diptota\ dipˈtōtə \

Definition of diptote

: a noun or adjective with only two cases

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History and Etymology for diptote

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 27 Sep. 2020.

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