facies

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: facíes and faciès

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪʃiz/, /ˈfeɪʃiˌiːz/

Noun[edit]

facies (countable and uncountable, plural facies)

  1. (plural only) Appearance.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 6:
      The Chilean Amphijubula Schust. (Schuster, 1970a) which has the facies of a small Frullania and agrees with Frullania in leaf insertion and branching, has a nontiered seta with 16 epidermal cell rows surrounding 4 inner rows.
  2. (plural only, medicine) Facial features, like an expression or complexion, typical for patients having certain diseases or conditions.
    costive facies
  3. (geology) A body of rock with specified characteristics reflecting the way it was formed.

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faciēs f (genitive faciēī); fifth declension

  1. shape, figure
  2. face, countenance, visage
  3. (figuratively) external form, look, condition, appearance
  4. (figuratively) sight aspect

Declension[edit]

Fifth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative faciēs faciēs
Genitive faciēī faciērum
Dative faciēī faciēbus
Accusative faciem faciēs
Ablative faciē faciēbus
Vocative faciēs faciēs

Old Genitive: faciēs

Gellius: vocabulum facies hoc modo declinatur: "haec facies, huius facies", quod nunc propter rationem grammaticam "faciei" dicitur

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Extremaduran: hazi
  • Mozarabic: فاجِّ(fáče)
  • Old Occitan:
  • Old Portuguese: façe, faz
  • Old Spanish:
  • Romagnol: fàza
  • Sicilian: facci
  • Vulgar Latin: *facia (see there for further descendants)
  • Albanian: faqe
  • French: faciès
  • Portuguese: fácies

Verb[edit]

faciēs

  1. second-person singular future active indicative of faciō

References[edit]