fallax

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin fallax deceptive. See fallacy.

Noun[edit]

fallax (plural fallaxes)

  1. (obsolete) cavillation; petty criticism
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fallō (deceive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fallāx m, f, n (genitive fallācis); third declension

  1. deceptive, deceitful
  2. fallacious, spurious

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative fallāx fallāx fallācēs fallācia
genitive fallācis fallācis fallācium fallācium
dative fallācī fallācī fallācibus fallācibus
accusative fallācem fallāx fallācēs fallācia
ablative fallācī fallācī fallācibus fallācibus
vocative fallāx fallāx fallācēs fallācia

References[edit]

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