aurifex

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Etymology[edit]

From aur(um) (gold) +‎ -fex (suffix representing a maker or producer).

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aurifex m (genitive aurificis); third declension

  1. A worker in gold, goldsmith.
    • 77-79 ADPliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 18.23
      acus vocatur cum per se pisitur spica tantum aurificum ad usus
      When the beard is ground by itself, without the grain, the result is known as acus, but it is only used by goldsmiths.

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative aurifex aurificēs
genitive aurificis aurificum
dative aurificī aurificibus
accusative aurificem aurificēs
ablative aurifice aurificibus
vocative aurifex aurificēs

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