nutrix

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For *nūtrītrīx, from nūtriō (I suckle) +‎ -trix (feminine agent-noun suffix), with haplology simplifying -trītrī- to trī.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nūtrīx f (genitive nūtrīcis); third declension

  1. wet nurse, nurse

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nūtrīx nūtrīcēs
genitive nūtrīcis nūtrīcum
dative nūtrīcī nūtrīcibus
accusative nūtrīcem nūtrīcēs
ablative nūtrīce nūtrīcibus
vocative nūtrīx nūtrīcēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • nutrix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nutrix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “nutrix”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • nutrix” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to imbibe error from one's mother's breasts: errorem cum lacte nutricis sugere (Tusc. 3. 1. 2)