taxus

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See also: Taxus

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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).(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Noun[edit]

taxus f (genitive taxī); second declension

  1. A yew (tree).
  2. (poetic) A javelin made of the wood of the yew tree.
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative taxus taxī
Genitive taxī taxōrum
Dative taxō taxīs
Accusative taxum taxōs
Ablative taxō taxīs
Vocative taxe taxī
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Asturian: texu
  • Catalan: teix
  • Esperanto: taksuso
  • French: taxacées
  • Galician: teixo
  • Ido: taxuso

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).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

taxus m (genitive taxī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) badger
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative taxus taxī
Genitive taxī taxōrum
Dative taxō taxīs
Accusative taxum taxōs
Ablative taxō taxīs
Vocative taxe taxī
Descendants[edit]

See also descendants at taxō.

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