Latin definition for: apostrophe, apostrophes


  • declension: undeclined


  1. apostrophy
  2. rhetorical figure when speaker turns away to address others
  • Age: In use throughout the ages/unknown
  • Area: Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Literature, Schools
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: For Dictionary, in top 20,000 words
  • Source: Lewis & Short, “A Latin Dictionary”, 1879 (Lewis & Short)

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