grex

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

grex ‎(plural greges)

  1. A multicellular aggregate of amoeba.
  2. A kind of group used in horticultural nomenclature, applied to the progeny of an artificial cross from specified parents.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ger- ‎(to assemble, gather together), see also Lithuanian gurguole ‎(mass, crowd) and gurgulys ‎(chaos, confusion), Old Church Slavonic грусти ‎(grusti, handful), and Ancient Greek ἀγείρω ‎(ageírō, I gather, collect), whence ἀγορά ‎(agorá). See Proto-Germanic *kruppaz ‎(lump, round mass, body, crop).

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Noun[edit]

grex m ‎(genitive gregis); third declension

  1. (of animals) flock, herd, drove, swarm
  2. (of people) company, band, troop, crowd, clique
  3. bundle of rods

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative grex gregēs
genitive gregis gregum
dative gregī gregibus
accusative gregem gregēs
ablative grege gregibus
vocative grex gregēs

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