lux

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See also: Lux, LUX, and Lux.

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin lūx (light); from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate), Middle Persian 𐭩𐭥𐭬 (rōz, day) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

Noun[edit]

lux (plural lux)

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of illuminance or illumination; one lumen per square metre. Symbol: lx
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare French luxer. See luxate.

Verb[edit]

lux (third-person singular simple present luxes, present participle luxing, simple past and past participle luxed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To put out of joint; to luxate.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

lux n

  1. Alternative form of λουξ (loux)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *louks, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

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Noun[edit]

lūx f (genitive lūcis); third declension

  1. light

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lūx lūcēs
genitive lūcis lūcum
dative lūcī lūcibus
accusative lūcem lūcēs
ablative lūce lūcibus
vocative lūx lūcēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

lux m (plural lux or luxes)

  1. lux (the derived unit of illuminance)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lux m (plural lux)

  1. lux

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lux c

  1. lux (singular and plural)