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From Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHg- (fruit).



frūx f (genitive frūgis); third declension

  1. produce, crop, fruit
  2. (in the plural) supplies
  3. (figuratively) fruit, result


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative frūx frūgēs
genitive frūgis frūgum
dative frūgī frūgibus
accusative frūgem frūgēs
ablative frūge frūgibus
vocative frūx frūgēs

Derived terms[edit]


  • frux in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • frux in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • frux in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the earth brings forth fruit, crops: terra effert (more rarely fert, but not profert) fruges
    • the earth brings forth fruit abundantly: terra fundit fruges
    • to recover one's reason, be reasonable again: ad bonam frugem se recipere
    • (ambiguous) to be economical: diligentem, frugi esse
    • (ambiguous) a good, useful slave: frugi (opp. nequam) servus