buxus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. From Ancient Greek πύξος (púxos, box tree). But since the tree grew in Italy and is not native to Greece or Asia Minor, it could be a loan from Italy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buxus f (genitive buxī); second declension

  1. the evergreen box tree.
  2. a thing made of boxwood.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative buxus buxī
genitive buxī buxōrum
dative buxō buxīs
accusative buxum buxōs
ablative buxō buxīs
vocative buxe buxī

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References[edit]

  • buxus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • buxus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “buxus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • buxus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)