cereus

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cereus (plural cereuses)

  1. Any of the genus Cereus of plants of the cactus family, natives to the Americas, from California to Chile.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From cēra (wax).

Adjective[edit]

cēreus m (feminine cērea, neuter cēreum); first/second declension

  1. Of wax, waxen.
  2. Of the colour of wax.
  3. Of the properties of wax; soft, pliant.
  4. (figuratively) Easily moved, swayed or persuaded.
Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cēreus cērea cēreum cēreī cēreae cērea
genitive cēreī cēreae cēreī cēreōrum cēreārum cēreōrum
dative cēreō cēreae cēreō cēreīs cēreīs cēreīs
accusative cēreum cēream cēreum cēreōs cēreās cērea
ablative cēreō cēreā cēreō cēreīs cēreīs cēreīs
vocative cēree cērea cēreum cēreī cēreae cērea
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Etymology 2[edit]

Substantive from cēreus (waxen).

Noun[edit]

cēreus m (genitive cēreī); second declension

  1. A wax taper or light, particularly those that were brought by clients to their patrons as presents at the time of the Saturnalia.
Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cēreus cēreī
genitive cēreī cēreōrum
dative cēreō cēreīs
accusative cēreum cēreōs
ablative cēreō cēreīs
vocative cēree cēreī

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