carnifex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin carnifex (butcher)

Noun[edit]

carnifex (plural carnifexes)

  1. an executioner
  2. a butcher

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From carni(s) (flesh) +‎ -fex (suffix representing a maker or producer).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carnifex m (genitive carnificis); third declension

  1. butcher, knacker (one who slaughters and renders worn-out livestock)[1]
  2. executioner, hangman
  3. tormenter, murderer
  4. scoundrel, villain

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative carnifex carnificēs
genitive carnificis carnificum
dative carnificī carnificibus
accusative carnificem carnificēs
ablative carnifice carnificibus
vocative carnifex carnificēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latin-English Dictionary, Genealogy.ro