Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being declined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being declined; admitting of declension or inflection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being declined; specifically, in grammar, capable of changing its termination in the oblique cases: as, a declinable noun.

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Examples

  • The latter is regularly declinable but the broken form Saráwíl is imperfectly declinable on account of its

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Its auxiliary verbs, its pronouns, its articles, its deficiency of declinable participles, and, lastly, its uniformity of position, preclude the exhibition of much enthusiasm in poetry; it possesses fewer capabilities of this nature than the

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • However even if it is based on a verb root, it still cannot be ruled out that it's not a declinable verbal noun as us "setting, dusk" apparently is.

    The imaginary Etruscan imperative in -thi

  • The suffix -na makes both adjectives AND declinable nouns because it's simply a "pertinentive" marker ie.

    ETP 187: More weirdness

  • Amedee was now in the "seventh," and knew already that the phrase, "the will of God," could not be turned into Latin by 'bonitas divina', and that the word 'cornu' was not declinable.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • As for _t'one_ and _t'other_, they should be _'tone_ and _'tother_, being elisions for _that one_ and _that other_, relics of the Anglo-Saxon declinable definite article, still used in Frisic.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • But the relative in Greek being declinable, the translator was forced to assign to it gender, number, and case, which rendered the addition of the pronoun after it unnecessary.

    A Grammar of Septuagint Greek

  • _ «Mīlle», _a thousand_, in the singular is usually an indeclinable adjective (as, «mīlle mīlitēs», _a thousand soldiers_), but in the plural it is a declinable noun and takes the partitive genitive (as, «decem mīlia mīlitum», _ten thousand soldiers_).

    Latin for Beginners

  • I decline all invitations of society that are declinable: a London rout is one of the maddest things under the moon; a London dinner makes me sicker for a week, and I say often,

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

  • The same nouns may be partly declinable and partly indeclinable, and in some of their cases may have fallen out of use.

    Cratylus

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