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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


  • frux in Charlton T. Lewis & 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 Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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