facies

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

facies (uncountable)

  1. (plural only) Appearance.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 6
      The Chilean Amphijubula Schust. (Schuster, 1970a) which has the facies of a small Frullania and agrees with Frullania in leaf insertion and branching, has a nontiered seta with 16 epidermal cell rows surrounding 4 inner rows.
  2. (plural only, medicine) Facial features, like an expression or complexion, typical for patients having certain diseases or conditions (e.g. costive facies).
  3. (geology) A body of rock with specified characteristics reflecting the way it was formed.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Some connect this along with facētus, fax, focus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh- (to shine). Cognate with Ancient Greek φαίνω (phaínō, to shine). And in turn this with Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to say), whence Latin for, Ancient Greek φημί (phēmí), φωνή (phōnḗ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faciēs f (genitive faciēī); fifth declension

  1. shape, figure, outward appearance
  2. face, countenance, visage

Inflection[edit]

Fifth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative faciēs faciēs
genitive faciēī faciērum
dative faciēī faciēbus
accusative faciem faciēs
ablative faciē faciēbus
vocative faciēs faciēs

Old Genitive: facies Gellius: vocabulum facies hoc modo declinatur: "haec facies, huius facies", quod nunc propter rationem grammaticam "faciei" dicitur

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

faciēs

  1. second-person singular future active indicative of faciō

References[edit]

  • facies in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879