Talk:equinox

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Equinoces?[edit]

I could be wrong, but I think the plural form of equinox should be equinoces. In many other Latin words ending in -x, it is changed to -ces for the plural.173.189.67.3 22:55, 2 October 2010 (UTC)Reelcheeper

Why do you think that? What words in Latin do that? Latin nox (night) has the plural nominative form noctes, not "noces". --EncycloPetey 23:01, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
Never mind what Latin does, this is English isn't it? —CodeCat 23:02, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
How about vertex? It goes to vertices in the plural form. —Reelcheeper 07:22, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
vertex has a different stem in Latin: vertic-. The stem of nox is noct-. There is a rule in Latin that says -cts becomes -cs (that is, -x). —CodeCat 10:30, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
Maybe I should just stick to editing Wikipedia. I'm not very good with English (or Latin). —Reelcheeper 22:37, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for bringing our attention to the nonstandard plural equinoces. DCDuring TALK 02:29, 27 December 2010 (UTC)