protectrix

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English protectrix, protectryse, protectrice, from Anglo-Latin prōtectrix.

Noun[edit]

protectrix (plural protectrices)

  1. (archaic) A woman who protects; a protectress.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for protectrix in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prōtēctor +‎ -trīx.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prōtēctrīx f (genitive prōtēctrīcis, masculine prōtēctor); third declension

  1. female equivalent of prōtēctor

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative prōtēctrīx prōtēctrīcēs
Genitive prōtēctrīcis prōtēctrīcum
Dative prōtēctrīcī prōtēctrīcibus
Accusative prōtēctrīcem prōtēctrīcēs
Ablative prōtēctrīce prōtēctrīcibus
Vocative prōtēctrīx prōtēctrīcēs

Descendants[edit]

  • French: protectrice
  • Italian: protettrice
  • Spanish: protectriz

References[edit]

  • protectrix” in University of Chicago's Logeion