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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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From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ger- ‎(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).



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


Third declension.

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

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  • grex in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • grex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • grex” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a theatrical company: familia, grex, caterva histrionum
    • the manager: dominus gregis
    • to feed a flock (of goats): pascere gregem
    • the herds are grazing: greges pascuntur (Verg. G. 3. 162)