noun, plural ic·tus·es, ic·tus.
- an epileptic seizure.
- a stroke, especially a cerebrovascular accident.
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Origin of ictus
OTHER WORDS FROM ictusic·tic, adjective
Words nearby ictus
Example sentences from the Web for ictus
The conclusion is that "ictus in conflict requires a pitch-accent."English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
In so far as a mere trick of emphasis may serve to distinguish problems, this ictus indicates the sociological starting-point.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
The points which seem to mark the ictus, or rhythmical accent, are found on the first syllable of each of these two feet.
Havena I missed the chance to turn out as clarissimus an ictus, as auld Grunwiggin himself?The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
The metrical accent or ictus was marked in ancient notation by points placed over the accented syllable.