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uxor (plural uxores)

  1. wife


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From Proto-Italic *uksōr which is of unknown origin. Possibly cognate with Old Armenian ամուսին (amusin).[1][2] Alternatively a cognate to Latvian uõsis (father-in-law), Lithuanian uošvė (mother-in-law) and Ossetian ус (us, woman).



uxor f (genitive uxōris); third declension

  1. a wife, a spouse, a consort


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative uxor uxōrēs
Genitive uxōris uxōrum
Dative uxōrī uxōribus
Accusative uxōrem uxōrēs
Ablative uxōre uxōribus
Vocative uxor uxōrēs


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  1. ^ Ernout, Alfred, Meillet, Antoine (1985) “uxor”, in Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine: histoire des mots[1] (in French), 4th edition, with additions and corrections of Jacques André, Paris: Klincksieck, published 2001, pages 758–759
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʻeay (1971) “ամուսին”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 160–161
  • uxor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • uxor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • uxor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to marry (of the man): ducere uxorem
    • to be a married man: uxorem habere (Verr. 3. 33. 76)
    • to separate from, divorce (of the man): divortium facere cum uxore
    • with wife and child: cum uxoribus et liberis
  • uxor”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers