mendax

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from mentior ‎(I lie, deceive) +‎ -āx ‎(inclined to).

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mendāx m, f, n ‎(genitive mendācis); third declension

  1. deceitful, lying, deceptive, untruthful, false, mendacious, feigned, not real.

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Note that mendāce is an alternative form for the ablative singular mendācī Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative mendāx mendāx mendācēs mendācia
genitive mendācis mendācis mendācium mendācium
dative mendācī mendācī mendācibus mendācibus
accusative mendācem mendāx mendācēs mendācia
ablative mendācī mendācī mendācibus mendācibus
vocative mendāx mendāx mendācēs mendācia

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References[edit]

  • mendax” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.