orexis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin orexis (longing; appetite), from Ancient Greek ὄρεξις (órexis, desire), from ὀρέγω (orégō, I reach, stretch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

orexis (plural orexes)

  1. (psychology) The affective and conative character of mental activity as contrasted with its cognitive aspect; the appetitive aspect of an act; desire, appetite.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      A sweet orexis rising in his cock, a blush of fever mixing tickles in his balls, Adriaan slid his briefs off and began to lay out the makings for supper.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

orexis f (genitive orexis); third declension

  1. a longing
  2. an appetite
  3. genitive singular of orexis
  4. vocative singular of orexis

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative orexis orexēs
genitive orexis orexum
dative orexī orexibus
accusative orexem orexēs
ablative orexe orexibus
vocative orexis orexēs

References[edit]

  • orexis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • orexis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “orexis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • orexis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)