crucifer

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From Latin crucifer (cross-bearer), from crux (cross) + ferō (I carry, bear).

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crucifer (plural crucifers)

  1. (Christianity) A person who carries a cross in a religious procession, a cross bearer.
  2. (botany) a member of the family Cruciferae, the cabbage family, including cabbage and mustard
    Note: It is allowed to use Brassicaceae as an alternative and equivalent name for this family.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From crux (cross) + ferō (I carry, bear).

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Noun[edit]

crucifer m (genitive cruciferī); second declension

  1. the cross-bearer, that is Jēsūs Chrīstus

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative crucifer cruciferī
genitive cruciferī cruciferōrum
dative cruciferō cruciferīs
accusative cruciferum cruciferōs
ablative cruciferō cruciferīs
vocative crucifer1 cruciferī

1May also be crucifere.

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  • crucifer in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • crucifer in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • crucifer in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016