pyxis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pyxis (small box).

Noun[edit]

pyxis (plural pyxides)

  1. A small box
  2. (botany): A capsule in which the lid separates from the top of the fruit; a pyxidium
  3. A nautical compass
  4. (Christianity): The box in which ashes are stored for Ash Wednesday

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πυξίς (puksís).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pyxis f (genitive pyxidis); third declension

  1. A small box, for holding medicines or toiletries.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pyxis pyxidēs
genitive pyxidis pyxidum
dative pyxidī pyxidibus
accusative pyxidem pyxidēs
ablative pyxide pyxidibus
vocative pyxis pyxidēs

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