saxum

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Latin[edit]

saxum (a stone, rock)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sek- (cut), compare Old Church Slavonic сѣчиво (sěčivo, ax, hatchet), Lithuanian isekti (to engrave, carve), Albanian sate (mattock), Old Saxon segasna, Old English sigðe (scythe), Old English secg (sword), seax (knife, short sword), Old Iranian doescim "I cut".

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saxum n (genitive saxī); second declension

  1. A stone, any large rough fragment of rock.
  2. (by extension) A wall of stone.

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative saxum saxa
genitive saxī saxōrum
dative saxō saxīs
accusative saxum saxa
ablative saxō saxīs
vocative saxum saxa

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