sagax

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from sāgiō (I perceive) +‎ -āx (inclined to).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sagāx (genitive sagācis, superlative sagācissimus, adverb sagāciter); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. of quick perception, having acute senses; keen-scented
  2. intellectually quick, keen, acute, shrewd, sagacious

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative sagāx sagācēs sagācia
Genitive sagācis sagācium
Dative sagācī sagācibus
Accusative sagācem sagāx sagācēs sagācia
Ablative sagācī sagācibus
Vocative sagāx sagācēs sagācia

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: sagaç
  • French: sagace
  • Italian: sagace
  • Portuguese: sagaz
  • Spanish: sagaz

References[edit]

  • sagax”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sagax”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sagax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette