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From opi(s) (power, ability, resources) +‎ -fex (suffix representing a maker or producer).



opifex m, f (genitive opificis); third declension

  1. Someone who does work (especially creative or constructive); worker, maker, framer, fabricator, workman, mechanic, artificer, craftsman, inventor, artist, artisan.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative opifex opificēs
genitive opificis opificum
dative opificī opificibus
accusative opificem opificēs
ablative opifice opificibus
vocative opifex opificēs

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  • opifex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • opifex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “opifex”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • opifex” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • God is the Creator of the world: deus est mundi procreator (not creator), aedificator, fabricator, opifex rerum