audax

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin audāx, via Italian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

audax (plural audaxes)

  1. (cycling) A non-competitive long-distance (often over 200 km) cycling event.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

audax m (invariable)

  1. audax

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From audeō +‎ -āx.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

audāx (genitive audācis, comparative audācior, superlative audācissimus, adverb audāciter or audācter); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. bold, audacious, daring
  2. presumptuous

Usage notes[edit]

Audax can mean daring in two senses: courageous, spirited and foolhardy, presumptuous, rash.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative audāx audācēs audācia
Genitive audācis audācium
Dative audācī audācibus
Accusative audācem audāx audācēs audācia
Ablative audācī audācibus
Vocative audāx audācēs audācia

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: audaç
  • English: audacious
  • French: audacieux
  • Galician: audaz

References[edit]

  • audax”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • audax”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • audax in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • audax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette