mendax

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

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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.

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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