lexis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λέξις ‎(léxis, diction”, “word), from λεγ- ‎(leg-, to speak).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lexis ‎(plural lexises or lexeis)

  1. (linguistics) The set of all words and phrases in a language.
  2. The vocabulary used by a writer
    In this broadsheet newspaper, the reporter uses a complicated and formal lexis which I find hard to understand.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 lexis” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lexis f ‎(genitive lexeōs); third declension

  1. A word.

Declension[edit]

Irregular. Accusative plural lexeis.

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References[edit]

  • lexis in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lexis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lexis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lexis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin