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Perfect active participle of nītor (I rest upon).


nīxus m (feminine nīxa, neuter nīxum); first/second declension

  1. rested upon, leaned on, having rested upon
  2. pressed forward, advanced, having advanced
  3. mounted, climbed, ascended, having been mounted
  4. strained in giving birth, having strained in giving birth
  5. (figuratively) struggled, endeavoured, having struggled
  6. (figuratively) contended in argument, argued, having argued
  7. (figuratively) rested, relied, depended upon, having depended upon


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nīxus nīxa nīxum nīxī nīxae nīxa
genitive nīxī nīxae nīxī nīxōrum nīxārum nīxōrum
dative nīxō nīxō nīxīs
accusative nīxum nīxam nīxum nīxōs nīxās nīxa
ablative nīxō nīxā nīxō nīxīs
vocative nīxe nīxa nīxum nīxī nīxae nīxa


nīxus m (genitive nīxūs); fourth declension

  1. strain


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nīxus nīxūs
genitive nīxūs nīxuum
dative nīxuī nīxibus
accusative nīxum nīxūs
ablative nīxū nīxibus
vocative nīxus nīxūs


  • nixus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nixus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nixus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • nixus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • nixus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016