lux

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

PIE root
*lewk-

From Latin lūx ‎(light); from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- ‎(white; light; bright). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός ‎(leukós), Sanskrit रोचते ‎(rocate), Middle Persian 𐭩𐭥𐭬 ‎(rōz, day) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

Noun[edit]

lux ‎(plural lux or luxes)

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of illuminance or illumination; one lumen per square metre. Symbol: lx
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare French luxer. See luxate.

Verb[edit]

lux ‎(third-person singular simple present luxes, present participle luxing, simple past and past participle luxed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To put out of joint; to luxate.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

lux n

  1. Alternative form of λουξ ‎(loux)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*lewk-

From Proto-Italic *louks, from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- ‎(white; light; bright). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός ‎(leukós), Sanskrit रोचते ‎(rocate) and Old English lēoht (English light ‎(noun)).

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Noun[edit]

lūx f ‎(genitive lūcis); third declension

  1. light (of the sun, stars etc.)
  2. daylight, day, moonlight
  3. life
  4. (figuratively) public view
  5. glory, encouragement
  6. enlightenment, explanation
  7. splendour
  8. eyesight, the eyes, luminary

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lūx lūcēs
genitive lūcis lūcum
dative lūcī lūcibus
accusative lūcem lūcēs
ablative lūce lūcibus
vocative lūx lūcēs

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References[edit]

  • lux” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • lux” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • before daybreak: ante lucem
    • the day is already far advanced: multus dies or multa lux est
    • to see the light, come into the world: in lucem edi
    • those to whom we owe our being: ei, propter quos hanc lucem aspeximus
    • to sleep on into the morning: in lucem dormire
    • to shun publicity: publico carere, forum ac lucem fugere
    • (ambiguous) at daybreak: prima luce
    • (ambiguous) in full daylight: luce (luci)
    • (ambiguous) to enjoy the privilege of living; to be alive: vita or hac luce frui
    • (ambiguous) to shun publicity: forensi luce carere
    • (ambiguous) this is as clear as daylight: hoc est luce (sole ipso) clarius

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

lux m (plural lux or luxes)

  1. lux (the derived unit of illuminance)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lux m ‎(plural lux)

  1. lux

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lux c

  1. lux (singular and plural)