sordes

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English[edit]

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From Latin sordes, related to sordere.

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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. (figuratively) 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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