carex

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

carex (plural carexes or carices)

  1. Any member of the genus Carex of sedges.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kars- (to scratch, scrape, rub, card). See also Sanskrit कषति (kaṣati, scratches, rubs), Middle Low German harsch (hairy), Russian короста (korosta, scab), Old Church Slavonic краста (krasta), Lithuanian karsiu (to comb).

Pronunciaiton[edit]

Noun[edit]

cārex f (genitive cāricis); third declension

  1. reedgrass
  2. sedges
  3. rushes

Inflection[edit]

Case Singular Plural
nominative cārex cāricēs
genitive cāricis cāricum
dative cāricī cāricibus
accusative cāricem cāricēs
ablative cārice cāricibus
vocative cārex cāricēs

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