silex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin silex.

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silex (plural silexes)

  1. (archaic) Flint.
  2. A finely ground relatively pure form of silicas used as a paint filler etc.
    • 1864: Fitz-Hugh Ludlow in The Atlantic
      Every little cold gust that I observed in the Colorado country had this corkscrew character ... an auger, of diameter varying from an inch to a thousand feet, capable of altering its direction so as to bore curved holes, revolving with incalculable rapidity, and armed with a cutting edge of silex.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin silex.

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Noun[edit]

silex m (plural silex)

  1. flint

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Noun[edit]

silex m, f (genitive silicis); third declension

  1. pebble, stone, flint
  2. rock, crag

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative silex silicēs
genitive silicis silicum
dative silicī silicibus
accusative silicem silicēs
ablative silice silicibus
vocative silex silicēs

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