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See also: Calix and cálix



calix (plural calixes or calices)

  1. Dated form of calyx.




From Proto-Italic *skalik-, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kel-. Compare Umbrian skalçeta (sacrifical vessel).[1][2]



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


  • Italian: calice
  • Old Occitan:
  • Spanish: cauce
  • Albanian: qelq
  • Old French: chalice (learned) (see there for further descendants)
  • Old Galician-Portuguese: caliz, calez (semi-learned)
  • Serbo-Croatian: kalež
  • Spanish: cáliz
  • Proto-West Germanic: *kalik (see there for further descendants)


  • 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
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN
  2. ^ Julius Pokorny, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, 1959.