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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Trapezoid (English noun):

1. (American usage): quadrilateral having only two sides parallel. (= British trapezium) (WIII).

2. (British usage): a quadrilateral having no two sides parallel. (= American trapezium) (WIII).
figura,-ae (s.f.I): ‘form, shape’ + adj. ‘trapezoid:’
           singular                 plural  
Nom. figura trapezoides   figurae trapezoides
Gen. figurae trapezoidis  figurarum trapezoidum 
Dat. figurae trapezoidi   figuris trapezoidibus 
Acc. figuram trapezoidem  figuras trapezoides 
Abl. figura trapezoide    figuris trapezoidibus
- in figura trapeziali, in a trapezial shape or form (a trapezoid).
trapezoid (adj.): trapezoides (adj.C.); trapezialis,-e (adj.B) (WIII), q.v.;
           singular                  plural 
       m. & f.    n.              m. & f.      n. 
Nom.  trapezoides trapezoides  trapezoides trapezoida  
Gen.     trapezoidis              trapezoidum 
Dat.     trapezoidi              trapezoidibus 
Acc.  trapezoidem trapizoides  trapezoides  trapezoida 
Abl.     trapezoide              trapezoidibus  
NOTE: given the definitions of the nouns trapezium and trapezoid being directly opposite in American and British usage, the precise meaning of this adjective in context would be just as confusing as the nouns.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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