lanx

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin lanx

Noun[edit]

lanx (plural lances)

  1. A platter or dish for serving food in Ancient Rome.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lanx f (genitive lancis); third declension

  1. dish, platter, plate
  2. scalepan

Declension[edit]

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]

References[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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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