atrox

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *atro-ek, from *eh₂tro-h₃kʷs (having the appearance of fire), from *eh₂tro- (suffixed, metathesized form of *eh₂ter- (fire)) + *h₃kʷs (suffixed zero-grade of *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see)). The first root also gives the cognates of Avestan 𐬁𐬙𐬀𐬭𐬱 (ātarš, fire), Umbrian [script needed] (atru), Oscan [script needed] (Aadíriis), Irish áith (kiln).

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Adjective[edit]

atrōx m, f, n (genitive atrōcis); third declension

  1. fierce, savage, bloody
  2. heinous, cruel, severe
  3. terrible, frightening, dreadful

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative atrōx atrōx atrōcēs atrōcia
genitive atrōcis atrōcis atrōcium atrōcium
dative atrōcī atrōcī atrōcibus atrōcibus
accusative atrōcem atrōx atrōcēs atrōcia
ablative atrōcī atrōcī atrōcibus atrōcibus
vocative atrōx atrōx atrōcēs atrōcia

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