lexicon

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Etymology[edit]

English from the 17th century, from a Medieval Latin or New Latin lexicon, from Ancient Greek λεξικόν (lexicon, a lexicon), neuter of λεξικός (lexikos, of words), from λέξις (lexis, a saying, speech, word), from λέγειν (legein, to speak).

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Noun[edit]

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lexicon (plural lexica or lexicons)

  1. The vocabulary of a language.
  2. (linguistics) A dictionary that includes or focuses on lexemes.
  3. A dictionary of Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, or Aramaic.
  4. (programming) The lexicology of a programming language. (Usually called lexical structure.)
  5. (rare) Any dictionary.
  6. The vocabulary used by or known to an individual. (Also called lexical knowledge)
  7. A vocabulary specific to a certain subject.
    a baseball lexicon

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: lexi‧con

Noun[edit]

lexicon n (plural lexicons or lexica, diminutive lexiconnetje n)

  1. (clarification of this Dutch definition is being sought) lexicon

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Latin[edit]

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Particularly: “From the Ancient Greek λεξικόν (leksikon)?”

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lexicon n (genitive lexicī); second declension

  1. (clarification of this Latin definition is being sought) lexicon

Declension[edit]

Second declension neuter, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lexicon lexica
genitive lexicī lexicōrum
dative lexicō lexicīs
accusative lexicon lexica
ablative lexicō lexicīs
vocative lexicon lexica

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