calx

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin calx (lime).

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Noun[edit]

calx (plural calxes or calces)

  1. (archaic) The substance which remains after a metal or mineral has been thoroughly burnt, seen as being the essential substance left after the expulsion of phlogiston.
  2. (Now recognised as being) the oxide left after calcination of a metal.
  3. calcium oxide
  4. In the Eton College wall game, an area at the end of the field where a shy can be scored by lifting the ball against the wall with one's foot.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek χάλιξ (kháliks, pebble), from a Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel- (to break up, split).

Noun[edit]

calx f (genitive calcis); third declension

  1. limestone
  2. chalk
  3. the finish line
Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative calx calcēs
genitive calcis calcium
dative calcī calcibus
accusative calcem calcēs
calcīs
ablative calce calcibus
vocative calx calcēs
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Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from an extension of the Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel- (to bend), whence also Ancient Greek σκέλος (skélos, leg).

Noun[edit]

calx f (genitive calcis); third declension

  1. heel, part of the foot on the backside where it becomes the leg
Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative calx calcēs
genitive calcis calcium
dative calcī calcibus
accusative calcem calcēs
calcīs
ablative calce calcibus
vocative calx calcēs
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