rex

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin rēx (king), referring originally to rabbits of King Albert of Belgium. Entered English around 1920.

Noun[edit]

rex (plural rexes)

  1. An animal which has a genetic recessive variation that causes the guard hairs to be very short or fully lacking.

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Noun[edit]

rex ?

  1. side

Latin[edit]

Iacobus Rex Scotorum (James [V], King of the Scots)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (ruler, king). Cognates include Sanskrit राजन् (rājan, king) and Old Irish (king).

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Noun[edit]

rēx m (genitive rēgis); third declension

  1. king, ruler
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Daniel 1:1
      anno tertio regni Ioachim regis Iuda venit Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis Hierusalem et obsedit eam
      "In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it."
  2. (Later Latin, chess) king

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rēx rēgēs
genitive rēgis rēgum
dative rēgī rēgibus
accusative rēgem rēgēs
ablative rēge rēgibus
vocative rēx rēgēs

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