salix

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Salix, the genus name.

Noun[edit]

salix (plural salixes or salices)

  1. Any member of the genus Salix; a willow.



Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Substratum word, of non-Indo-European origin. Related to Middle Irish sail, Welsh helygen, Breton halegen (willow), Cornish helyk, Old English sealh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

salix f (genitive salicis); third declension

  1. willow
  2. a willow branch

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative salix salicēs
genitive salicis salicum
dative salicī salicibus
accusative salicem salicēs
ablative salice salicibus
vocative salix salicēs

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 536