sordes

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin sordes, related to sordere.

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Noun[edit]

sordes pl (plural only)

  1. Deposits of dirt or bacteria on the body, discharges; bacterial deposits on the teeth or tongue.
    • 1973, Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise:
      Fresh sheets, sponging, a spoonful of animal soup, sordes removed from his cracked lips, black in the candlelight.

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Adjective[edit]

sordes

  1. feminine plural of sord

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sordeō +‎ -ēs. More at sordeō.

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Noun[edit]

sordes f (genitive sordis); third declension

  1. dirt, filth, squalor
  2. meanness, stinginess
  3. (figurative) humiliation

Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sordes sordēs
genitive sordis sordium
dative sordī sordibus
accusative sordem
sordim
sordēs
sordīs
ablative sorde
sordī
sordibus
vocative sordes sordēs

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References[edit]

  • sordes in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sordes in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sordes in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be in great trouble, affliction: in sordibus luctuque iacēre