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From Proto-Indo-European *li-, *lAy-, *elAy-, *el- (to bend)[1]. Compare Latin licinus (bent upward), luxus (dislocated) and Ancient Greek λέκος (lékos, dish, pan).



lanx f (genitive lancis); third declension

  1. dish, platter, plate
  2. scalepan


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lanx lancēs
genitive lancis lancum
dative lancī lancibus
accusative lancem lancēs
ablative lance lancibus
vocative lanx lancēs

Derived terms[edit]


  • lanx in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lanx in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lanx” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • lanx in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lanx in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “ĕl-ĕq-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 308-309