sexus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, of uncertain origin; compare secō (cut), via supine sectum, with a similar consonant mutation from /kt/ to /ks/ written x, as in vehō, vēxō and flectō, flexum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sexus m (genitive sexūs); fourth declension

  1. division
  2. sex; gender

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sexus sexūs
genitive sexūs sexuum
dative sexuī sexibus
accusative sexum sexūs
ablative sexū sexibus
vocative sexus sexūs

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • sexus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sexus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “sexus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • sexus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the male, female sex: sexus (not genus) virilis, muliebris