filix

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (henbane) +‎ -ix / -ex, the suffix found in other plant-names, with vowel assimilation. Cognate to Welsh bele, Russian белена́ (belená), Czech blín, Middle Dutch bilse, Old English belene, German Bilsenkraut all meaning "henbane".

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Noun[edit]

filix f (genitive filicis); third declension

  1. fern

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative filix filicēs
Genitive filicis filicum
Dative filicī filicibus
Accusative filicem filicēs
Ablative filice filicibus
Vocative filix filicēs

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References[edit]

  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) , “filix”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

  • filix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • filix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • filix in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette