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Derived from edō (I eat) +‎ -āx (inclined to).



edāx (genitive edācis); third declension

  1. greedy, gluttonous, rapacious, voracious, consuming, devourer.
    Alere nolunt hominem edacem.
    They won't keep a greedy man.
    Tempus edax rerum.
    Time, the devourer of things.
  2. destructive


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative edāx edācēs edācia
genitive edācis edācium
dative edācī edācibus
accusative edācem edāx edācēs edācia
ablative edācī edācibus
vocative edāx edācēs edācia


  • edax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • edax in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • edax” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be a great eater: multi cibi esse, edacem esse