Definition of Ictus

1. Noun. A sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease. "He suffered an epileptic seizure"

Exact synonyms: Raptus, Seizure
Generic synonyms: Attack
Specialized synonyms: Convulsion, Focal Seizure, Raptus Hemorrhagicus, Absence, Absence Seizure
Derivative terms: Ictal



Definition of Ictus

1. n. The stress of voice laid upon accented syllable of a word. Cf. Arsis.

Definition of Ictus

1. Noun. the pulse ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc. ¹

3. Noun. The stress of voice laid upon an accented syllable of a word. Compare (term arsis). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ictus

1. a recurring stress or beat in a poetical form [n -ES] : ICTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Ictus

1. 1. A stroke or blow, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc. 2. The stress of voice laid upon accented syllable of a word. Cf. Arsis. Origin: L, fr. Icere, ictum, to strike. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ictus

icterohemorrhagic fever
icterohepatitis
icteroid
icterus
icterus gravis
icterus index
icterus melas
icterus praecox
icteruses
icthyoid
icthyoids
ictic
ictodosaur
ictometer
ictus (current term)
ictus cordis
ictus epilepticus
ictus solis
ictuses
icy
icy noctiluca
id
id.
id est
id reaction
idae
idaes
idaite
idant

Literary usage of Ictus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"The occasional conflict between the metrical ictus and word-accent in Latin verse is ... 373 to the not infrequent lack of harmony between the ictus and ..."

2. The Teaching of Latin and Greek in the Secondary School by Charles Edwin Bennett, George Prentice Bristol (1911)
"What was this ictus? It is usually denned as stress accent. ... The conception of ictus as stress accent seems to me to have its foundation solely in the ..."

3. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1903)
"THE most important problem of Plautine versification is the exact relation of the metrical ictus to the word-accent of prose and to quantity. ..."

4. The Classical Journal (1829)
"Elision of the diphthong ai, and ictus ... So likewise in vs. 373. 374. See on vs. 15. — 394. Дю Aurai. ictus ..."

5. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1880)
"Feet consisting of both long and short syllables have the ictus uniformly on the long ... These take the ictus of the feet for which they are used. ..."

6. A Latin Grammar by William Gardner Hale, Carl Darling Buck (1903)
"Relation of ictus to Accent 644. The writers of the Dactylic Hexameter ... With regard to the Roman way of reading the feet in which the ictus fell upon ..."

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