atrox

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *atro-ek, from *h₂eh₁tro-h₃kʷs (having the appearance of fire), from *h₂eh₁tro- (suffixed, metathesized form of *h₂eh₁ter- (fire)) + *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see). The first root also gives the cognates of Avestan 𐬁𐬙𐬀𐬭𐬱 (ātarš, fire), Umbrian [script needed] (atru), Oscan [script needed] (Aadíriis), Irish áith (kiln).

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Adjective[edit]

atrōx (genitive atrōcis); third declension

  1. fierce, savage, bloody
  2. heinous, cruel, severe
  3. terrible, frightening, dreadful

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative atrōx atrōcēs atrōcia
genitive atrōcis atrōcium
dative atrōcī atrōcibus
accusative atrōcem atrōx atrōcēs atrōcia
ablative atrōcī atrōcibus
vocative atrōx atrōcēs atrōcia

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