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See also: Calix and cálix



calix (plural calixes or calices)

  1. Dated form of calyx.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for calix in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



From Ancient Greek κάλυξ (kálux, shell, hull), perhaps confused for κύλιξ (kúlix).



calix m (genitive calicis); third declension

  1. cup, chalice
  2. cooking pot
  3. small pipe


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative calix calicēs
Genitive calicis calicum
Dative calicī calicibus
Accusative calicem calicēs
Ablative calice calicibus
Vocative calix calicēs



  • calix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • calix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • calix 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)
  • calix in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • calix in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • calix in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin