paradoxus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παράδοξος (paradoxos, contrary to expectation).

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Adjective[edit]

paradoxus m (feminine paradoxa, neuter paradoxum); first/second declension

  1. Contrary to expectation; paradoxical; marvellous, strange.
  2. (substantive) Someone who, contrary to expectation, has won in both the lucta (a wrestling match) and in the pancratium (a gymnastic contest which included both boxing and wrestling) on the same day.
  3. uncharacteristic (as a taxonomic epithet)

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative paradoxus paradoxa paradoxum paradoxī paradoxae paradoxa
genitive paradoxī paradoxae paradoxī paradoxōrum paradoxārum paradoxōrum
dative paradoxō paradoxae paradoxō paradoxīs paradoxīs paradoxīs
accusative paradoxum paradoxam paradoxum paradoxōs paradoxās paradoxa
ablative paradoxō paradoxā paradoxō paradoxīs paradoxīs paradoxīs
vocative paradoxe paradoxa paradoxum paradoxī paradoxae paradoxa

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References[edit]

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