mendax

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

mendāx (genitive mendācis); third declension

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

Inflection[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 mendācēs mendācia
genitive mendācis mendācium
dative mendācī mendācibus
accusative mendācem mendāx mendācēs mendācia
ablative mendācī mendācibus
vocative mendāx mendācēs mendācia

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Noun[edit]

mendāx m (genitive mendācis); third declension

  1. liar

Inflection[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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag