noxa

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

noxa

  1. (medicine) Anything that exerts a harmful influence, such as trauma, poison, etc.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European suffixed o-grade *noks- of *neḱ- ‎(perish, disappear); see also Middle Welsh angheu ‎(death), Breton ankou, Old Irish éc, Latin noxius ‎(harmful), Latin nocere ‎(to hurt, harm), Latin nex ‎(murder, violent death) (as opposed to mors), Old Persian 𐎻𐎴𐎰𐎹𐎫𐎹 ‎(vi-nathayatiy, he injures), Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌 ‎(nasyeiti, disappears), 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬎 ‎(nasu-, corpse), Sanskrit नश्यति ‎(naśyati, disappear, perish).

Noun[edit]

noxa f ‎(genitive noxae); first declension

  1. hurt, harm, injury
  2. fault, offence, crime

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative noxa noxae
genitive noxae noxārum
dative noxae noxīs
accusative noxam noxās
ablative noxā noxīs
vocative noxa noxae

References[edit]

  • noxa in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • noxa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • noxa in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • noxa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • noxa in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin