nex

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nex

  1. (archaic) Alternative spelling of next

Proper noun[edit]

  1. (military, US) An abbreviation for Navy Exchange, a department store chain operated by the United States Navy exclusively for current and former members of the United States Military, military families, allies of the United States, and certain other individuals.
    I'm going to the Nex to do my Christmas shopping.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *neks, from Proto-Indo-European *neḱ- ‎(perish, disappear). Cognate with Middle Welsh angheu ‎(death), Breton ankou, Old Irish éc, Ancient Greek νέκυς ‎(nékus, corpse), Old Persian 𐎻𐎴𐎰𐎹𐎫𐎹 ‎(vi-nathayatiy, he injures), Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌 ‎(nasyeiti, disappears), 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬎 ‎(nasu-, corpse), Sanskrit नश्यति ‎(naśyati, disappear, perish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nex f ‎(genitive necis); third declension

  1. death, slaughter, violent death (as opposed to mors)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nex necēs
genitive necis necum
dative necī necibus
accusative necem necēs
ablative nece necibus
vocative nex necēs

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