sordes

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin sordes, related to sordere.

Noun[edit]

sordes (plural only)

  1. Deposits of dirt or bacteria on the body, discharges; bacterial deposits on the teeth or tongue.
    • 1973, Fresh sheets, sponging, a spoonful of animal soup, sordes removed from his cracked lips, black in the candlelight. — Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise

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Noun[edit]

sordes singular

  1. a small pterosaur that lived in the late Jurassic Period of the Mesozoic era

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *swordo- (dirty, dark, black), whence also English swart (Proto-Germanic *swartaz).

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Noun[edit]

sordes f (genitive sordis); third declension

  1. dirt, filth, squalor
  2. meanness, stinginess
  3. (figurative) humiliation

Third declension i-stem, alternative accusative singular in -im and ablative singular in .

Number Singular Plural
nominative sordes sordēs
genitive sordis sordium
dative sordī sordibus
accusative sordim
sordem
sordīs
sordēs
ablative sordī
sorde
sordibus
vocative sordes sordēs

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