arx

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arx f ‎(genitive arcis); third declension

  1. citadel, stronghold, fortress
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 2.56:
      ... Troiaque, nunc stares, Priamique arx alta, maneres.
      ... and Troy, you would now be standing, and Priam's mighty citadel still endure.
  2. height, summit, hilltop; the Capitoline hill
  3. defense, refuge
  4. (figuratively) bulwark

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative arx arcēs
genitive arcis arcium
dative arcī arcibus
accusative arcem arcēs
ablative arce arcibus
vocative arx arcēs

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