mendax

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from mentior (I lie, deceive) +‎ -āx (inclined to), or from Proto-Indo-European *mend- (to fault), whence mendum and menda.

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Adjective[edit]

mendāx (genitive mendācis); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Note that mendāce is an alternative form for the ablative singular mendācī Third declension.

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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Noun[edit]

mendāx m (genitive mendācis); third declension

  1. liar

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mendāx mendācēs
Genitive mendācis mendācum
Dative mendācī mendācibus
Accusative mendācem mendācēs
Ablative mendāce mendācibus
Vocative mendāx mendācēs

References[edit]

  • mendax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mendax in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mendax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag