trux

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

May be from Proto-Indo-European *truḱ-, a metathesis of *turḱ-, zero-grade of *twerḱ- (to cut). Cognate with Ancient Greek σάρξ (sárx), Old Irish tru, troich (fated to die) and others in Sanskrit and Hittite.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

trux (genitive trucis, comparative trucior, superlative trucissimus); third declension

  1. wild, rough, harsh, savage, fierce, ferocious
  2. grim, stern

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative trux trucēs trucia
genitive trucis trucium
dative trucī trucibus
accusative trucem trux trucēs trucia
ablative trucī, truce trucibus
vocative trux trucēs trucia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Partridge, Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English