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    usage of the word 'finis'

    what is the correct usage of the word 'finis' and can we use it as a verb?

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    #2

    Re: usage of the word 'finis'

    Quote Originally Posted by sandeepdc View Post
    What is the correct usage of the word 'finis' and can we use it as a verb?
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    "finis" is not an English word.

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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Jan-2017 at 16:23.
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    #3

    Re: usage of the word 'finis'

    The word seems to be a noun.
    (I thought it was a typo for 'finish'.)

    http://www.onelook.com/?w=finis&ls=a&loc=home_ac_Finis

    http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=Finis&l=0

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    Re: usage of the word 'finis'

    It used to appear at the end of a film or script. It was considered an elegant way to say "The End." It should not be used in modern English except when quoting it from old sources.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 29-Jan-2017 at 20:37. Reason: Capitalize a word to follow convention.
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    #5

    Re: usage of the word 'finis'

    It does live on in modern English however in words such as finish, finite, infinite, final, define, and many other words using that Latin root of 'fin'.
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    #6

    Re: usage of the word 'finis'

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It used to appear at the end of a film or script.
    It's been a long time since I saw it used other than in a reprint of an old text.

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