murex

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μύαξ (múax, sea mussel), from μῦς (mûs).[1]

Noun[edit]

murex (plural murexes or murices)

  1. Any of the genus Murex of marine gastropods.
    • 1991, John Montroll, Robert J. Lang, Origami Sea Life, page 56:
      The murexes (family Murieidae) are one of the most beautiful and sought-after families by shell collectors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rich, The Illustrated Companion to the Latin Dictionary and Greek Lexicon: Forming a Glossary of All the Words Representing Visible Objects Connected with the Arts, Manufactures, and Every-day Life of the Greeks and Romans, with Representations of Nearly Two Thousand Objects from the Antique

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

murex m (plural murex)

  1. Murex

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μύαξ (múax, sea mussel), from μῦς (mûs).

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Noun[edit]

mūrex m (genitive mūricis); third declension

  1. A shellfish used as a source of the dye Tyrian purple; the purple-fish
  2. The purple dye so produced.
  3. A sharp murex shell used as a bridle bit.
  4. A pointed rock or stone.
  5. A caltrop.
  6. An iron spike.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mūrex mūricēs
genitive mūricis mūricum
dative mūricī mūricibus
accusative mūricem mūricēs
ablative mūrice mūricibus
vocative mūrex mūricēs

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References[edit]

  • murex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • murex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • murex in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • murex in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin