bombyx

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English[edit]

Instars of Silkmoths

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bombyx, from Ancient Greek βόμβυξ (bómbux).

Noun[edit]

bombyx (plural bombyxes)

  1. Any member of the genus Bombyx of true silkmoths, whose caterpillars often feed on mulberries.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βόμβυξ (bómbux); see Middle Persian pmbk' for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bombyx f (genitive bombycis); third declension

  1. silkworm

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bombyx bombycēs
genitive bombycis bombycum
dative bombycī bombycibus
accusative bombycem bombycēs
ablative bombyce bombycibus
vocative bombyx bombycēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • bombyx in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bombyx in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bombyx” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • bombyx in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers