taxus

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Etymology 1[edit]

A loanword of Scythian origin, from Proto-Iranian *taxša, from Proto-Indo-European *tekʷ- (to flee, run), as the fruit was considered poisonous. Also compare modern Persian تخش (taxš, crossbow).

Noun[edit]

taxus f (genitive taxī); second declension

  1. A yew (tree).
  2. (poetic) A javelin made of the wood of the yew tree.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative taxus taxī
genitive taxī taxōrum
dative taxō taxīs
accusative taxum taxōs
ablative taxō taxīs
vocative taxe taxī

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *þahsuz (badger), probably from Proto-Indo-European *teḱ- (construct) after the badger's construction of its setts. However see also Gaulish taksos (Delamarre, 2003).

Noun[edit]

taxus m (genitive taxī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) badger

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative taxus taxī
genitive taxī taxōrum
dative taxō taxīs
accusative taxum taxōs
ablative taxō taxīs
vocative taxe taxī

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