carnifex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin carnifex (butcher)

Noun[edit]

carnifex (plural carnifexes)

  1. (rare, literary) an executioner
  2. (rare, literary) a butcher

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From carni(s) (flesh) +‎ -fex (suffix representing a maker or producer).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carnifex m (genitive carnificis); third declension

  1. butcher, knacker (one who slaughters and renders worn-out livestock)[1]
  2. executioner, hangman
  3. tormenter, murderer
  4. scoundrel, villain

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative carnifex carnificēs
genitive carnificis carnificum
dative carnificī carnificibus
accusative carnificem carnificēs
ablative carnifice carnificibus
vocative carnifex carnificēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • carnifex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • carnifex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “carnifex”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • carnifex” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • carnifex in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ Latin-English Dictionary, Genealogy.ro