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TET'RAPTOTE, n. [Gr. four, and case.] In grammar, a noun that has four cases only. As L. astus, &c.

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TET'RAPTOTE, n. [Gr. four, and case.] In grammar, a noun that has four cases only. As L. astus, &c.

TET'RAP-TOTE, n. [Gr. τετρα, four, and πτωσις, case.]

In grammar, a noun that has four cases only; as, L. astus, &c.

  1. A noun that has four cases only.

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TET'RAPTOTE, noun [Gr. four, and case.] In grammar, a noun that has four cases only. As Latin astus, etc.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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THING, n. [The primary sense of thing is that which comes, falls or happens, like event, from L. evenio.]

1. An event or action; that which happens or falls out, or that which is done, told or proposed. This is the general signification of the word in the Scriptures; as after these things, that is, events.

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son. Gen.21.

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, the thing proceedeth from the Lord. Gen.24.

And Jacob said, all these things are against me. Gen.42.

I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Matt.21.

These things said Esaias when he saw his glory. John 12.

In learning French, choose such books as will teach you things as well as language.

2. Any substance; that which is created; any particular article or commodity.

He sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt-- Gen.42.

They took the things which Micah had made. Judges 18.

3. An animal; as every living thing; every creeping thing. Gen.1.

[This application of the word is improper, but common in popular and vulgar language.]

4. A portion or part; something.

Wicked men who understand any thing of wisdom--

5. In contempt.

I have a thing in prose.

6. Used of persons in contempt.

See, sons, what things you are,

The poor thing sigh'd.

I'll be this abject thing no more.

7. Used in a sense of honor.

I see thee here,

Thou noble thing!

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