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From the root of celer (fast), with a suffix also found in ferōx, atrōx, vēlōx., hence probably originally an adjective. Compare Ancient Greek κέλης (kélēs, yacht).



celōx f or m (genitive celōcis); third declension

  1. cutter, yacht


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative celōx celōcēs
Genitive celōcis celōcum
Dative celōcī celōcibus
Accusative celōcem celōcēs
Ablative celōce celōcibus
Vocative celōx celōcēs


  • Italian: celoce


  • celox”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • celox”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • celox in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • celox in Georges, Karl Ernst, Georges, Heinrich (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, 8th edition, volume 1, Hahnsche Buchhandlung
  • celox”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • celox”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin