contumax

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from contemnō (I scorn, despise) +‎ -āx (inclined to),[1] or from con- +‎ tumēre (to swell) +‎ -āx.

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Adjective[edit]

contumāx (genitive contumācis, comparative contumācior, adverb contumāciter); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. insolent, obstinate, stiff-necked, defiant
  2. (law) who refuses to appear in a court of law, in disobedience of a summons
  3. (of inanimate objects) unyielding, providing opposition

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative contumāx contumācēs contumācia
Genitive contumācis contumācium
Dative contumācī contumācibus
Accusative contumācem contumāx contumācēs contumācia
Ablative contumācī contumācibus
Vocative contumāx contumācēs contumācia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ contumax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879