ex

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See also: Ex, ex., ex-, and -ex

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ex (plural exes or exs)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter X/x.
  2. (colloquial) An ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner.
    She broke up with her ex.

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Verb[edit]

ex (third-person singular simple present exes, present participle exing, simple past and past participle exed)

  1. To delete; to cross out

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex n

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter X/x.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex m, f (invariable)

  1. ex (ex-boyfriend, girlfriend)

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex (indeclinable)

  1. A name of the letter X.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Multiple Latin names for the letter X, x have been suggested. The most common are ix or īx, ex, or a syllabic x, although there is some evidence which also supports such names for the letter as and .
Synonyms[edit]
  • (name of the letter X): ix, īx
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References[edit]

  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), especially pages 30–31, 42–44, and 63

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs (out). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἐξ (eks) or ἐκ (ek), Old Irish ess-, a, ass, Lithuanian ìš and Old Church Slavonic из (iz).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (before vowels, c-, qu-, t-, s-, and p- except for epascere and epotare): ex-
  • (before b-, d-, g-, l-, m-, n-, r-, i-, u) ē-
  • (before f, usually assimilated to ef-): ec-

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Preposition[edit]

ex

  1. (with ablative) out of, from
Usage notes[edit]
  • Sometimes shortened as ē. In cases where the proceeding ablative noun begins with a vowel or h, only ēx can be used. Besides that, there are no rules for when ē or ēx can be used.
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: ex-
  • Portuguese: eis

References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 195f
  • ex in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex m f (plural ex)

  1. (colloquial) ex (an ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex m, f (plural ex)

  1. ex (ex-husband, ex-wife or ex-partner).

Adjective[edit]

ex (indeclinable)

  1. Former; referring to a condition that has ended.

Usage notes[edit]

In many cases this is interchangeable with using ex-; for example, the former governor of a province could be called the ex gobernador or the exgobernador.


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ex n

  1. (colloquial) ex; ex-partner

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