Meaning of Datisi in English:


Pronunciation /dəˈtʌɪsʌɪ/


  • A valid mood of the third syllogistic figure, in which a universal affirmative major premise and a particular affirmative minor premise yield a particular affirmative conclusion.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Wilson (d. 1581), humanist and administrator. From post-classical Latin Datisi, formed as a mnemonic from D- (in Darii) + A, the symbol for the universal affirmative proposition + -t-, arbitrary element, apparently for euphony + I, the symbol for the particular affirmative proposition + s- (in simplex conversio) + I. Compare the discussion at mood.