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



edāx (genitive edācis, comparative edācior, superlative edācissimus); third-declension one-termination adjective

  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 one-termination adjective.

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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be a great eater: multi cibi esse, edacem esse