lucifer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a brand name for matches made by Samuel Jones from 1830, soon used generically for self-igniting matches of any brand. From lucifer (bringer of light)

Noun[edit]

lucifer (plural lucifers)

  1. (UK, archaic) A self-igniting match, ie. one which could be lit by striking on any surface (as opposed to safety matches which only light against the material on the side of the box).
    • 1915, George Asaf, song Pack up your Troubles
      While you've a lucifer to light your fag,
      Smile, boys, that's the style.

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Noun[edit]

lucifer m (plural lucifers, diminutive lucifertje n)

  1. match

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lūx (light) + ferō (bear, carry).

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Adjective[edit]

lūcifer m (feminine lūcifera, neuter lūciferum); first/second declension

  1. light-bringing

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, masculine nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative lūcifer lūcifera lūciferum lūciferī lūciferae lūcifera
genitive lūciferī lūciferae lūciferī lūciferōrum lūciferārum lūciferōrum
dative lūciferō lūciferae lūciferō lūciferīs lūciferīs lūciferīs
accusative lūciferum lūciferam lūciferum lūciferōs lūciferās lūcifera
ablative lūciferō lūciferā lūciferō lūciferīs lūciferīs lūciferīs
vocative lūcifer lūcifera lūciferum lūciferī lūciferae lūcifera

Noun[edit]

lucifer

  1. bringer of light
  2. morning star, daystar, planet Venus

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