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.

Number 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 & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879